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Lifeline, OA’s international magazine, serves as an indispensable “meeting-on-the-go.” Since 1962, when the first issue debuted as the OA Bulletin, Lifeline has offered encouragement and hope to thousands of readers. Tucked in a purse, a suitcoat pocket or a lunch bag, Lifeline accompanies members around the world, ready to provide inspiration and support when needed. Print and/or digital versions available. 

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End of the Road

I will soon celebrate sixteen to a prayer. She practices the old- years in OA. I have been abstinent all but nine months and have had four sponsors. I don’t wear them out; one of us moves or something else happens—Higher Power was ready for us to move on. Each sponsor has been a Read more...

Here for a Reason

Before March 2014, my life was full of self-hatred, fear, and isolation. I took the phone off the hook and ate all day and night. At one point, I ate myself up to 323 pounds (147 kg). I had been in and out of OA since 1974, and I was desperate. I needed OA badly, and I am now back with a vengean Read more...

Will You Be My Sponsor?

I am new to OA, and I am confused. I hear about the importance of reaching out and breaking through isolation by calling people and working with a sponsor. But there are few people who indicate on the We Care list that they do sponsor. When I ask, they say they are not able to take new sponsees  Read more...

A Life To Live

When I came to OA five years ago, I was suicidal. I couldn’t imagine gaining weight yet another time. I was in my first new relationship since my husband of twenty years had left our marriage ten months prior. But my “new boyfriend diet” had worn off, and I was starting to expand. I couldn’t bea Read more...