Abstinence in Overeaters Anonymous is defined as the action of refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors while working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight. Spiritual, emotional, and physical recovery is the result of living the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve-Step program. (Conference Policy 1988b, amended 2002, 2009, 2011)
Use the Strong Abstinence Checklist and Writing Exercise every day to support your commitment to abstinence.
The Simplicity Project is a simple idea to help YOU stay abstinent! Got program? Got an index card and a pen? Write the essentials of your program on the front and back of an index card, then carry that card with you wherever you go. Take the card out and read it anytime you need to reaffirm your program.
The Abstinence Literature Resource Guide was created to be specifically helpful for obtaining and maintaining abstinence. Use literature every day to support you in keeping your abstinence, and share the list with newcomers and sponsees to help them understand and find abstinence.