Resources

LITERATURE

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 or through local meetings.

 

This comprehensive work provides a detailed, moving exploration of how OA’s Steps and Traditions help members recover and how the Fellowship functions as a whole. Questions after each Tradition are designed to help strengthen your meeting.
This comprehensive work provides a detailed, moving exploration of how OA’s Steps and Traditions help members recover and how the Fellowship functions as a whole. Questions after each Tradition are designed to help strengthen your meeting.

OA’s third edition of the beloved Brown Book includes forty never-before-published stories by members from around the world, the complete text of “Our Invitation to You”, the founder’s story, and a new foreword by an eating disorder treatment professional with a new appendix to help readers understand the importance of using the plan of eating Tool in finding abstinence.
OA’s third edition of the beloved Brown Book includes forty never-before-published stories by members from around the world, the complete text of “Our Invitation to You”, the founder’s story, and a new foreword by an eating disorder treatment professional with a new appendix to help readers understand the importance of using the plan of eating Tool in finding abstinence.

This daily reader contains inspirational quotations from OA literature along with experience, strength and hope written by OA members for OA members.
This daily reader contains inspirational quotations from OA literature along with experience, strength and hope written by OA members for OA members.

Offers inspiring and thought-provoking affirmations and readings for each day of the year, written especially for OA members.
Offers inspiring and thought-provoking affirmations and readings for each day of the year, written especially for OA members.

The fourth edition of AA’s Big Book outlines the principles of Twelve-Step recovery and tells the stories of those who found recovery by practicing them.
The fourth edition of AA’s Big Book outlines the principles of Twelve-Step recovery and tells the stories of those who found recovery by practicing them.

The true stories in Lifeline, written by OA members, share the challenges and triumphs of recovery from compulsive overeating.
The true stories in Lifeline, written by OA members, share the challenges and triumphs of recovery from compulsive overeating.

 

SPEAKERS AND PODCASTS

Some members also find audio recordings of OA speakers to be helpful in their recovery. There are many audio recordings available. Here are just a few:

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 VoiceAmerica.com. 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