Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one anothers anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.
OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet.
OA members differ in many ways, but we are united by our common disease and the solution we have found in the OA program. We practice unity with diversity, and we welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.
After several months of dedicated work by many of our trustees and staff and OA’s advertising firm, the new Overeaters Anonymous public service announcement (PSA) video has been released! Our timing is good—we are on the cusp of the holiday season as well as the new year. These are times that can be hard, yet they are also times when many decide to try something new.
OA needed an updated PSA as the 2009 video is in a format that is no longer accepted by broadcast media and does not reflect our current unity with diversity standards. The Professional Tradeshows/Public Awareness Committee worked hard to represent the diversity of our Fellowship—in gender, culture, geography, and manifestations of our disease.