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.
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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