Tools of Recovery

Tools of Recovery

The OA Board of Trustees has approved an abridged version of the Tools of Recovery that can be read at meetings.

In working Overeaters Anonymous’ Twelve-Step program of recovery from compulsive overeating, we have found a number of tools to assist us. We use these tools regularly to help us achieve and maintain abstinence and recover from our disease.

Statement on Abstinence and Recovery

In Overeaters Anonymous (OA), the Statement on Abstinence and Recovery is 

“Abstinence is the action of refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors while working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight. Spiritual, emotional and physical recovery is the result of living the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve-Step program.”

Many of us have found we cannot abstain from compulsive eating unless we use some or all of OA’s nine tools of recovery to help us practice the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.

9 Tools


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