A revised Abstinence and Recovery Policy was adopted at World Service Business Conference 2021. OA’s revised policy states:
“WSBC 2021 accepts the following:
Abstinence is 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 working and living the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve Step program on a daily basis.”
(Business Conference Policy Manual, 1988b [amended 2019, 2021])