Many OA members find that reading literature daily further reinforces how to live the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. All our literature provides insight into our problem of eating compulsively, strength to deal with it, and the very real hope that there is a solution for us.  OA-approved literature can be purchased at local meetings.

The Baton Rouge Intergroup maintains a complete collection of OA literature, available at the Thursday evening meeting. You can also contact Sandy B to place orders.

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Some members also find audio recordings of OA speakers to be helpful in their recovery. The Tuesday night meeting has a library of recordings on CDs available to check out.

There are many audio recordings available online. Here are just a few options:

  • Sound Bites from Overeaters Anonymous: Sound Bites from Overeaters Anonymous (OA)” was an Internet radio show that aired October 17, 2012 to January 9, 2013 on It is dedicated to educating you about recovery from compulsive eating using OA’s 12-step program, so you recognize the symptoms and find the support you need and a program that works to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. In OA, you’ll find acceptance and understanding; support and companionship from others who have similar challenges; and a transformation to physical, emotional and spiritual well being. In this 13-episode series, you will hear the experience, strength and hope of people who struggled and found recovery and a new life in Overeaters Anonymous. (In keeping with Tradition 6, OA does not endorse nor is affiliated with Voice America.)
  • Los Angeles Intergroup Virtual Speaker’s Bureau
  • Sacramento Valley Intergroup Speakers
  • OA World Service Office Podcasts and Virtual Workshops