Category Archives: Helpful Hints for Recovery

Strong Abstinence Checklist

The OA World Service office has provided us a great tool to help us keep our abstinence strong and intact. Download and use the new Strong Abstinence Checklist & Writing Exercise every day to keep the disease of compulsive eating … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy 10th Step Inventory

I was recently reminded of this easy 10th step inventory, the AEIOUY inventory. A = Have I been Abstinent today? E = Have I Exercised today? I = What have I done for myself today? O = What have I … Continue reading

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A Variation on the Third Step Prayer

I heard this variation of the third step prayer on an OA phone meeting recently and thought I would share it with you, my friends in recovery. God, I offer my _________ (fill in the blank: food addiction, compulsive eating, … Continue reading

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Compulsive Eating and the Holidays

[Warning: this article references a website that, while dealing with issues of addiction, is external to OA. Accordingly, no endorsement by Overeaters Anonymous at any level is either implied or given.] Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years… It’s a brutal time of … Continue reading

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Eating OUR Food for the Holidays

Are you having trouble with the overabundance of holiday treats? I heard this from a fellow OA member and it’s helping me. Think of the treats, etc, as “their food, not ours”. “Their food” is food that normal eaters can … Continue reading

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OA Service Incentive

Several years ago, I became a local intergroup telephone contact for information about Overeaters Anonymous. Because I am a contact person, I feel a responsibility to work my program to the best of my ability. When newcomers call, I would … Continue reading

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Tradition Four: Abiding by the Spirit

Tradition 4 Encourages autonomy at the group level but what happens when members disagree? Continue reading

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Are You Willing to Recover?

Willingness is essential if you’re going to truly enjoy the promises of 12 Step Recovery. Continue reading

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Quit Shoulding All Over Yourself

Should is a destructive word that has little value in a healthy recovery. Here are 3 rules to avoid ‘shoulding’ yourself and others. Continue reading

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What Have You Heard in a Meeting – the Wisdom of OA

The wit, warmth and encouragement of OA is often captured in simple sayings. Share what your favorites. Continue reading

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