Professional Community Courier Updated to Issue III

Carry the message to health professionals with Issue III of the Professional Community Courier. The Courier is written by health professionals, for health professionals and aims to educate about the benefits the Overeaters Anonymous program offers to patients and clients. This issue includes moving testimonials from both a doctor who joined OA and found relief … Continued

Eligible Service Bodies May Distribute and Sell Translated OA Literature Worldwide

To better meet the ever-growing need for translated OA literature, the International Publications and Translations Committee wants all registered OA service bodies that have received License 2 to know they can distribute and sell translated work worldwide. This includes digital PDFs, print-on-demand publications, e-books, and traditional print publications. For more information and helpful links, see … Continued

New ‘Welcome’ Text Added to Suggested Meeting Formats

OA has added a new statement to the WELCOME section of certain suggested meeting formats: “Welcome to Overeaters Anonymous; we are a growing, evolving Fellowship with in-person and virtual meetings around the world. In OA, there are opportunities for recovery and to give service at local and virtual group, intergroup/service board, region, and world service … Continued

2024 Literature Catalog and Order Form Now Available

The World Service Office has published the 2024 OA Literature Catalog and Order Form. The Literature Catalog gives helpful descriptions of every OA-approved and Board-approved item sold by the World Service Office, and the Order Form can be used to reference prices and item numbers when placing an order by telephone or by mail. Download … Continued

Just Released: Public Information and Professional Outreach Service Manual

The Public Information Service Manual and the Professional Outreach Manual are now conveniently combined, with their best explanations and recommendations for public information and professional outreach work distilled into the Public Information and Professional Outreach Service Manual (#765). This spiral-bound manual covers a wide range of topics, including writing press releases, bringing the message of … Continued

Celebrate Milestones with New 45- and 50-Year Anniversary Medallions

Two brand-new anniversary medallions—celebrating 45 and 50 years of abstinence, respectively—are now available in the OA bookstore for US$2.00! The 45-year medallion can be found under inventory #4845, and the 50-year medallion under #4850. Pick up one of these bronze medallions for yourself or for a fellow OA member to honor this incredible commitment. Together … Continued

Revised: Policy Statements Related to Unity With Diversity, Approved Literature

The 2023 World Service Business Conference drew to a close on April 29, marking the successful conclusion of OA’s annual business meeting. Among the consequential items considered, delegates adopted revised policy statements strengthening OA’s ongoing commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive Fellowship. The following policies have been revised: “Unity with Diversity” Policy (Business Conference … Continued

New! Send an E-book to Your Health Provider to Carry the Message

Announcing a new way to carry our message to health care providers! OA’s newest digital pamphlet, When Should I Refer Someone to Overeaters Anonymous?, can be easily gifted to the recipient of your choice via their email address. When Should I Refer Someone to Overeaters Anonymous? To Members of the Helping Professions (#770) is a … Continued

New Skit: One Piece of Literature

Share the message that we have many OA resources to help us along the journey to recovery. Use this One Piece of Literature Skit to present a fun reminder of the diversity of our literature and our approaches to the Twelve Steps.