OA’s Nine Tools of Recovery
November 7, 2012
Hosted by Naomi Lippel
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a program based on the Twelve Steps adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous, with the words “food” and “compulsive overeaters” replacing “alcohol” and “alcoholics." In OA we talk about abstinence from eating compulsively, which is like being sober from drinking alcohol or doing drugs. To help members stay abstinent and keep working the steps, OA suggests a number of tools: a plan of eating, sponsorship, meetings, telephone, writing, literature, action plan, anonymity and service. In this episode, three guests who have recovered from compulsive eating in OA will talk about how these tools have been key to their recovery and long-term abstinence from compulsive eating.
Sound Bites from Overeaters Anonymous
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Sound Bites from Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is dedicated to educating you about recovery from compulsive eating using OA’s 12-step program. In OA you’ll find members who are obese, overweight, average weight, underweight, still maintaining some control over or totally unable to control their eating behaviors. Symptoms include eating binges, grazing, obsession with food and body weight, starving, purging through laxative abuse, excessive exercise or vomiting, inability to stop eating certain foods, secret binges, and yo-yo dieting. In OA, members find acceptance and understanding, support and companionship from others who have similar challenges, a new ability to achieve and maintain long-term healthy weight, and a transformation to physical, emotional and spiritual well being. Join us to hear the experience, strength and hope of people who struggled and found recovery and a new life in Overeaters Anonymous.
Naomi Lippel has worked for Overeaters Anonymous World Service Office in New Mexico since 1994. After earning her degree in Professional Writing and Business at the University of New Mexico, she began as an editor and designer at the WSO, and then managed the publishing division for many years before being promoted to Managing Director in 2004.