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OA Found Me

Prior to entering Overeaters Anonymous in September 2004, I was a 25-year-old woman who could not break free of the binge and starve merry-go-round. My troubled relationship with food began at an early age. During my early teens, my food restriction was progressive. I was already fearful of my c Read more...

Sixty-two and Counting

With OA, it was love at first sight. Within weeks, I committed to work the Steps and was embraced by my kindred spirits. At long last, I was home. I was also beginning to deal with the damages of childhood sexual abuse. Besides OA meetings and literature, I was waist-deep in therapy, flashb Read more...

The Strongest Message

When I first came to OA, folks said, “If newcomers are ready, you can’t say anything wrong. If they’re not, you can’t say anything right.” It was true for me. It wasn’t anything anyone said or did that got to me, but a mysterious response in my aching heart. I also realized I didn’t have to Read more...