Decoding Obesity

Episode 78: Overeaters Anonymous

October 25, 2021

Surely you have heard about Alcoholics Anonymous. But do you know about Overeaters Anonymous? In this episode, you’ll learn all about this organization founded in the 1960s, how they modeled most of the healing and recovery process for compulsive overeaters on the process of Alcoholics Anonymous.

According to their website, they have about 6500 groups in over 75 countries that meet each week with 60,000 members. The OA members use the 12 steps, nine tools, and 12 traditions to support each other in recovering from unhealthy relationships with food and body image.

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