What’s New

Find and register email loops on www.oa.org

At WSBC 2014, the delegates approved courtesy listings for email loops. To register your loop or learn more about the new WSBC policy, please click here or look in the “Meetings” drop-down menu. The new list of registered email loops will be updated and published monthly.


Ask-It Basket

Ask-It Basket

At a session during the World Service Business Conference, there was a request for non-OA members (spouse, relative or friend) at the Conference who might want to volunteer to help. What are the Conference and OA views on this as a violation of the Seventh Tradition of being self-supporting?


2014 Final Conference Report

The World Service Business Conference 2014 final report is now available for download.


Lifeline Writing Topics 2015 Update

Writing is one of the nine tools of recovery, and the program works best when you give it away. Check out our updated list of topics through December 2015. Put pen to paper or fingertips to keys and send us your stories of experience, strength and hope. Your story in Lifeline can make a difference for someone else’s recovery.


Now Online: Third-Quarter Issue of A Step Ahead

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

  • The Benefits of Virtual Service Boards
  • “Our Primary Purpose” inspired Workshops at WSBC 2014
  • Announcement of New Officers, Trustees and Committee Chairs for 2014-2015
  • OA Literature overview by Tina C., General Services Trustee
  • Seventh Tradition article by new treasurer Gerri H., General Service Trustee, Treasurer
  • 2015 Lifeline topics
  • And much more!


NEW! Unity with Diversity Checklist

This checklist for OA groups and service bodies is offered in the spirit of Overeaters Anonymous’ Third Tradition and the OA Unity With Diversity Policy Statement. This checklist is not meant to be exhaustive, nor can it be. As we continue to grow, so does our understanding of diversity. These questions are only a starting point for reflection and discussion.


NEW! Strong Abstinence Checklist

For today, use this checklist to strengthen your Recovery, and reinforce the gift of Abstinence in your life. 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.


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.