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Fourth Quarter 2022 Issue — published October 14, 2022
Top story:

New Audiobook Released! The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition

Following the success of Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition as a digital audiobook, an audiobook version of our fellow flagship text, The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition, has been created and posted on popular audiobook platforms. Now, OA members can make the most of their time by listening to an in-depth exploration of our Steps and Traditions while commuting, gardening, exercising, or waiting in line. The audiobook version of the Twelve and Twelve is read by a single narrator to lend cohesion to the message and has a running time of 4 hours and 43 minutes.

Find links to the audiobook versions of this cornerstone of OA literature on the Twelve and Twelve product page at bookstore.oa.org or by visiting these links directly:

Improving Our Unity with Diversity
The creation of audiobook versions of our most vital texts honors OA’s commitment to accessibility and diversity by including the non-reading compulsive eaters among us. According to recent research, two of every ten adults are illiterate and five in ten read below a sixth-grade reading level. Further, we know some OA members simply prefer auditory-based learning to text-based learning. Rather than contribute to feelings of isolation, which we know is one of the cornerstones of our disease, OA intends to build connection and equal access to recovery among our members.

Our Unity with Diversity policy states, “THE FELLOWSHIP of Overeaters Anonymous encourages and promotes acceptance and inclusivity. All are welcome to join OA and are not excluded because of race, creed, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other attribute.” (WSBC Policy Manual 1992a [Amended 2013, 2021])

For more information on how you can support OA members with literacy challenges, read the classic Lifeline story, “Non-readers Among Us,” at lifeline.oa.org.

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