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Overeaters Anonymous, Inc.


Contact Information

Public Information Director
PO Box 44020

Rio Rancho, NM 87174-4020

505-891-2664 (Voice),
505-891-4320 (FAX),

Internet Resources


Abstract

Overeaters Anonymous (OA), found in 1960, is a twelve-step recovery program patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. The specific and primary purpose of the corporation is to aid those with the problem of compulsive overeating to overcome that problem through a Twelve-step program of recovery. The general purpose and power is to promote the public health and to work with and furnish charitable and cultural assistance to those with problems of obesity. No membership dues or fees are required for participation in OA. The organization is self-supporting through membersí voluntary donations and the sale of OA literature.

Publications

Informative pamphlets and books are published describing the OA 12-Step recovery program and explaining the problem of compulsive overeating to families and health professionals. Some publications may be viewed or downloaded at http://bookstore.oa.org/.

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Notes

6.13.11: New URL. 10.27.11. updated publication info - DK

Audit

Date Entered: 6/1/1998
Date Edited: 10/27/2011
Date Revised: 1/3/2002
Health Referral Number: HR0825
Accession Number: DP91A0203

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