Abstinence & Recovery Policy Revised

A revised Abstinence and Recovery Policy was adopted at World Service Business Conference 2021. OA’s revised policy states:

“WSBC 2021 accepts the following:

Abstinence is the action of refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors while working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight. Spiritual, emotional, and physical recovery is the result of working and living the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve Step program on a daily basis.”

(Business Conference Policy Manual, 1988b [amended 2019, 2021])

We encourage you to implement this newly revised policy on your meeting’s scripts. It will also be edited into the general meeting templates that are available on OA Foot Steps website: https://oafootsteps.com/meeting-templates/

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