What’s New?

OA’s helpful relapse-prevention document “Been Slipping and Sliding? A Reading and Writing Tool” is now updated with page references for the OA Twelve and Twelve, Second Edition. Download and support your abstinence with these thirty prompts to help you work your program.
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!
Revised to be easier to use and understand, the Guidelines for Translation of OA Literature and Materials has answers to many translation questions, such as “Why is it important translate OA literature?”; “How does my group get permission to translate OA literature?”; What literature should my group translate first?”; and much, much more.
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  • How OA Changed My Life
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The new Twelve Step Workbook, Second Edition is now available. Composed of questions based on OA’s keystone book—The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition—this new Workbook has updated references, including page number references, to the new OA Twelve and Twelve, Second Edition. PLUS: The full list of questions found in the Step Four chapter of the new OA Twelve and Twelve are presented in the new Workbook—all in a single, comprehensive Workbook. Find the new Twelve Step Workbook, Second Edition (#992) in the OA bookstore.  Also available from the OA bookstore as a downloadable, interactive PDF e-Workbook.
Use this workshop presentation to learn how to start a translations committee, apply for translation assistance funds, make a designated contribution to the fund, or just find out more about our licensing, copyright, and royalty procedures that support our OA literature. Click to see how translating literature helps carry the message of OA in many languages and many places—spreading recovery through working the Twelve Steps of OA around the world. Plus: Download the updated Translated OA Literature chart.
Enrich your understanding of OA’s Twelve Step recovery program. Read and share the Forewords and Appendices from our beloved Brown Book, written by mental, physical, and spiritual health professionals familiar with OA’s benefits. Understand more deeply why compulsive eaters around the world have found a path of recovery by working the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous; then, use these pages to carry the message to referring professionals, interested newcomers, and others.
Use this handy reference chart to integrate our new book, The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition, into your workshop and study sessions using the Twelve Step Workshop and Study Guide. Now, you can refer to our new Second Edition as you journey through the Steps with the Workshop and Study Guide to discover proven ways to incorporate the Twelve Steps of OA into a way of living.
"Developed through long and sometimes painful experience, the Twelve Traditions embody spiritual Principles for living. Those who have studied them carefully have found that these Traditions can be applied effectively to all human relationships, both inside and outside OA. With this in mind, we turn our attention to the Traditions, trusting that, as we come to understand them better, we will be better able to keep OA strong and healthy and ourselves spiritually fit in the face of all challenges.” – The Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous 2017.

As part of our work on our Strategic Plan under the topic of Growing OA Unity Worldwide a committee has been working on a set of brief presentations that will introduce and then cover each of our twelve traditions.

Check out our Podcasts page for all of the videos.