OA’s NEW NEWCOMER PAMPHLET: Where Do I Start? Everything a Newcomer Needs to Know — at new, lower price
Now available for $1.00: Where Do I Start? Everything a Newcomer Needs to Know (#705) is OA’s new pamphlet for newcomers. Composed from the five pamphlets in OA’s Newcomer Packet, Where Do I Start? eliminates repetition, packing key information about OA’s Twelve Step program of recovery into a single 32-page pamphlet. Includes: the Fifteen Questions, Tools (abridged), Plans of Eating, OA Promise, AA Third and Seventh Step Prayers, “Welcome Home,” and so much more. Groups, service bodies, fellows: Welcome newcomers and help them get started in OA with our new, comprehensive pamphlet. Order Where Do I Start? Everything a Newcomer Needs to Know at bookstore.oa.org.
OA Twelve and Twelve, Second Edition now available as LARGE PRINT paperback
OA’s keystone book—The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition—is now available in LARGE PRINT. Identical to the recently published 5.5” x 8.5” book—except larger—the new 8.5” x 11” large-print book matches line by line, page by page, so you can read from either book in a group setting. Indexed. To order, click here and then click the “Paperback $18.50” button. A single book will be printed and delivered to your address.
NEW! The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, SECOND EDITION
Updated and improved, OA’s keystone book—the OA Twelve and Twelve, Second Edition—is now available. Created specifically as a study of the OA Twelve Step recovery program, The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous has been revised for clarity and inclusivity—with a restructured Step Four chapter to increase usefulness. Read how, through working the Twelve Steps and studying the Twelve Traditions, members have found “physical, emotional, and spiritual healing that we don’t hesitate to call miraculous.” Visit the OA bookstore to order the new Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition (#990-2).
Updated definitions of “abstinence” and “recovery” in Overeaters Anonymous were adopted at the 2019 World Service Business Conference. The revised policy states:
The WSBC 2019 accepts the following definitions:
Abstinence: The act of refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors while working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight.
Recovery: Removal of the need to engage in compulsive eating behaviors.
Spiritual, emotional, and physical recovery is achieved through working and living the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve Step program.
(Business Conference Policy Manual, 1988b [amended 2019])
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OA has discontinued sales of Twelve Traditions of OAwhich is now posted to the OA website for free download. This pamphlet still carries the Conference Seal of Approval and can provide an introduction to the Twelve Traditions for members and newcomers. It can be found at oa.org/documents under “Discontinued Literature.”
A new issue of the Professional Community Courieris now available for download on oa.org. The Courier is our newsletter to professionals in health care, nutrition, counseling, and similar areas who may refer patients and clients to OA. Courier articles are written by doctors, nurses, counselors, and other providers so that referring professionals can learn from peers in their field about the solution we have found by working the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous.
Help the still-suffering compulsive eater find us by raising awareness among referring professionals in your community. Download the Courier and share it today!
Two guidelines documents have been revised and are now available for download.
Treasurer Guidelines have been extensively revised for clarity and will be especially helpful to willing OA members who have less experience with bookkeeping, budgeting, and reporting. Find it on the Treasurer Materials page or on the Documents page under “Group Treasurer Materials.”
OA C.A.R.E.S. Correspondence Program Guidelineshave also been revised to offer clear suggestions and cautions for giving service through written correspondence to OA members who are incarcerated in jail, prison, or another criminal justice facility. Find the OA C.A.R.E.S. Guidelines on the Guidelines page or on the Documents pages under “Guidelines.”
Created by the PI/PO Committee, this comprehensive directory lists the many, many, many resources available to members, groups, and service bodies carrying “this message to compulsive overeaters.” Free and downloadable, the PI Resource List has link information for multiple resource categories, including guidelines, PI posters, podcasts, OA’s Facebook pages, and more. Save, share, and reach out!