Abstinence and Recovery Policy Revised at WSBC 2021

What is OA’s new policy? Read below to find out.

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 living and working the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve Step program on a daily basis.”

(Business Conference Policy Manual, 1988b [amended 2019, 2021])