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World Service Office Now Hiring

The World Service Office of Overeaters Anonymous, a non-profit 12-Step program headquartered in Rio Rancho, NM, seeks Publications Dept. Manager. Supervise staff, develop publications, edit copy, schedule production, buy print, budget, oversee copyright permissions, manage projects, work with volunteer board and membership. BA in English, Journalism or related field; min. 5 yrs editorial, 4 yrs supervisory; strong communication skills; independent worker, team player, ability to manage multiple priorities and meet long-term deadlines. Mac OS, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office. Familiarity with 12-Step program a plus. Editing test required. On-site position only. Excellent benefits. EOE. Cover ltr, resume to resume@oa.org. No phone calls.

The World Service Office of Overeaters Anonymous, a non-profit 12-Step program headquartered in Rio Rancho, seeks experienced editor for monthly member-written magazine, books, pamphlets, newsletters; designing newsletters and ads; some writing; copyright/logo permissions admin. Bachelor’s in English, journalism or related field, project mgt and superior communication skills; 3+ years of editing experience; familiarity with Chicago and/or Associated Press style; Mac OS, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office. Familiarity with 12-Step program a plus. Editing test required. On-site position only. Excellent benefits. EOE. Cover ltr, resume to resume@oa.org. No phone calls.


Now Online: Second-Quarter Issue of A Step Ahead

The second-quarter 2014 issue of A Step Ahead is now available.  This issue contains a lot of news and information on:

  • Large Agenda Awaits 2014 WSBC Delegates
  • Board of Trustees First Quarter 2014 Meeting Fruitful
  • Virtual Workshops Abound in 2014
  • And much more!


NEW! Strong Abstinence Checklist

Use this valuable tool every day to support you in keeping your abstinence strong and intact. You may also use it as the focus for meetings and workshops.


Rozanne S. Shares OA’s History

In memory of OA’s founder, Rozanne S., the WSO is offering three commemorative items. OA members can purchase each item separately, or obtain a discount by purchasing a package of items. To order: bookstore.oa.org or call 505-891-2664

Reflections: A Visit with OA’s Founder
Rozanne S. describes the birth of OA in this 45-minute interview.  For use only within OA by OA members, groups and service bodies. DVD #670 $10.00

And Now a Word from Our Founder . . . Five WSBC Speeches by Rozanne S.
Listen, learn and be inspired as Rozanne speaks to Conference delegates about OA’s Traditions, anonymity, principles before personalities and how OA members can impact the future of our Fellowship. Speeches are from 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001.  CD #681 $10.00

Beyond Our Wildest Dreams
How did OA begin? When was abstinence introduced? Discover answers to these questions and more in this book of OA’s history. Softcover; 220 pages; indexed. #998/$13.50; Box of 25, #999/$303.75


Audiovisual Package:  DVD and CD, #682/$15.00 ($20 if purchased separately)

All Three Items DVD, CD and book, #683/$25.00 ($33.50 if purchased separately)


New Virtual Workshop Podcasts

In 2014 the Virtual Services Committee invited the Board of Trustees and the Region Chairs of Overeaters Anonymous to share insights on some of their favorite OA literature and on topics that made a difference in their recovery from compulsive eating. In the series OA Literature-The Heart and Soul of OA, you will hear how OA and its literature helped members move from the pain of the disease to the passion for recovery and carrying the message. In the series Our Primary Purpose, you will hear about the Disease of Mind, Body and Spirit; Plans of Eating, Tools, Abstinence, How to sponsor; the 12 Principles, 12 Steps, 12 Freedoms, Strong Meetings and Recovery from Relapse. Members share their experience strength and hope to bring the Twelve-Step program of Overeaters Anonymous to life.


Ask-It Basket

Ask-It Basket

At my first OA business meeting, I heard that for a group to be considered an OA group, it must read the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions at each regular meeting. Is this correct? I know it is suggested, but couldn’t our group decide to read “How it Works” and one Tradition, or some other configuration, instead?


Abstinence: PowerPoint Presentation

What is abstinence in Overeaters Anonymous? How can you use the tools of the program to achieve and maintain abstinence? As part of OA’s strategic plan, the Region Chairs Committee has created this Abstinence PowerPoint presentation to assist your group or service body in exploring the concept of abstinence.  As you prepare to present it, you may find the following literature helpful:

When opening this document, select Read Only. If you prefer a PDF of the presentation, click here.


Combine literature and writing tools with these companion books

– Voices of Recovery 

Daily reader contains inspirational quotes from OA literature along with experience, strength and hope written by OA members.  #986/$11;  #987 box of 25 $247.50.  Also available for Kindle and Nook e-readers.

– NEW! Voices of Recovery Workbook 

Companion workbook provides thought-provoking questions for each of the daily readings in Voices of Recovery; includes space on each page to answer questions. #996/$11; Also available as a downloadable PDF, $7.50

New Page: Resources for Treasurers

Group Treasurer Materials 

Find documents and links for group and service body treasurers including treasurer, budget, and fundraising guidelines and Seventh Tradition skits.


2013 OA Fellowship Inventory

Read the results from the 2013 OA Fellowship Inventory. This 60+ page full-length report contains an honest look at the state of our Fellowship; detailed responses containing the Fellowship’s opinions, thoughts, concerns, and needs; and charts and graphs to help analyze the responses and trends.