Updated: Lifeline Meeting Format

In keeping with the recent revival of our Lifeline content via the brand-new blog, lifeline.oa.org, the Suggested Lifeline Meeting Format has been revised and posted in the Document Library under the category “Meeting Formats.” Groups looking to include new perspectives and insights on compulsive eating can use this meeting format as a guided way to discover the wealth of Lifeline articles and shares available to our Fellowship. Back issues of our print Lifeline are available at bookstore.oa.org, and new testimonials can be found on lifeline.oa.org. Download the Suggested Lifeline Meeting Format for your group today!

Twelve Concepts of OA Service E-pamphlet

The Twelve Concepts of OA Service, an explanatory guide to our OA service principles, was recently converted to an e-book and made available on popular digital platforms. Our Concepts—from the ideas of unity and trust to delegation and dialogue—help OA members, groups, and service bodies apply the Steps and Traditions effectively in their service work. Use The Twelve Concepts of OA Service as a jumping-off point to a weekend service retreat, to introduce business meetings, or to simply meditate on the different Concepts during your daily reflection time.

The Twelve Concepts of OA Service is available for US$2 on Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, and Apple Books. For e-book links and the print publication, find the pamphlet at bookstore.oa.org under inventory #330.

NEW! To the Man E-book

The pamphlet To the Man Who Wants to Stop Compulsive Overeating, Welcome, first published in 1979, is the latest piece of OA literature to be made available in both print and digital formats. To the Man provides encouragement to male-identified OA members by compiling a series of candid personal recovery stories from men in OA. Keep an eye out for more e-books to be published as we progress through 2023!
To the Man is available for US$2 on Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, and Apple Books. For a list of links and the original print version, find the pamphlet in the OA bookstore under inventory #290.

2023 Literature Catalog and Order Form

OA, like so many, has been impacted by higher prices due to recent global factors. With OA’s books and pamphlets, we are seeing increases in the costs of paper stock, production, and shipping/postage. Because of this, OA has made the difficult decision to incrementally increase the price of our digital and print literature effective January 1, 2023.

In keeping with this announcement, both our literature order form and catalog have been updated to reflect the necessary changes and are now available for download and distribution in the Document Library on oa.org under category “Literature.” Please note that shipping prices have increased as well.

For information about e-book purchases, please see our literature product pages at bookstore.oa.org.

Updated: Professional Community Courier

Help carry the message of Overeaters Anonymous to professionals who might refer their patients and clients to OA by giving them a copy of our updated Professional Community Courier newsletter. The Courier is an outreach tool written by professionals for professionals, such as doctors, nurses, dietitians, therapists, clergy, and others, to educate them about how OA can supplement the treatment they provide. This latest edition includes accounts from a practicing nurse, a clinical director, and medical students with firsthand experience of food addiction—all of whom have found a new kind of hope in OA, either for their patients or themselves. The Courier is now available for download and viewing both at oa.org/document-library under the “Outreach to Professionals” category and on the Professionals page at oa.org/professionals. Talk to your professional outreach committee about carrying the message with the Courier today!