Along with the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous, OA’s nine Tools of Recovery are vital for working our program and finding and maintaining abstinence. Now updated, The Tools of Recovery pamphlet (#160) helps all OA members—from newcomers to longtimers—understand how to use our nine Tools—a plan of eating, sponsorship, meetings, telephone, writing, literature, action plan, anonymity, and service—to live a life of sanity and happiness. This essential guide to the Tools also includes OA’s recently restored definitions of abstinence and recovery, as well as timely references to our newest combination pamphlet, A New Plan of Eating (#144).
OA’s Abridged Tools of Recovery has also been updated, as well as OA’s meeting formats. The Abridged Tools and meeting formats are available for free download in the Document Library on oa.org under the categories “Tools” and “Meeting Formats.”