What’s New

A FREE Step One podcast—download or stream

Tune in for free to a special, forty-minute podcast on working Step One, featuring OA Board of Trustees members and Region Chair speakers.

This Step One podcast is a recording of a live Second Sunday Telephone Workshop, which are held once a month. To join the workshop live on February 8, please see the Datebook Calendar for dial-in instructions.

The monthly workshops and subsequent podcasts are part of a series for 2015 on working all twelve Steps.


Lifeline Needs Your Story on the Twelve Traditions

Here’s an opportunity to give service and strengthen your recovery. Lifeline needs your story on the Twelve Traditions for the Living Traditions column. Tell us about the role the Traditions play in your recovery. How do they affect your OA program, the meetings you attend, and your relationships both inside and outside the Fellowship of OA? Which Tradition has impacted your life the most?

Send your story by February 16, 2015, for publication in a future issue of Lifeline magazine. Email info@oa.org and enter Lifeline in the subject field. For more information and instructions, please see the Writers Guidelines.

2015 Professional Community Courier Now Available for Purchase or Download.

The Professional Community Courier, an annual publication, is OA’s main outreach tool to inform and attract professionals in health care, clergy, and military, who may refer patients or people in their care to Overeaters Anonymous. The new 2015 Courier features stories about:

  • Military veterans benefiting from OA
  • One physician’s story of coming to terms with food addiction
  • How OA complements professional care
  • And more

The 2105 Courier also highlights OA literature and other resources relevant to the professional community.

Professionally printed copies of 2015 Courier are now available for purchase at bookstore.oa.org and a PDF copy is now available as a free download from the “To Referring Professionals” Web page under Media/Professionals in the main menu at oa.org.


A Step Ahead First Quarter 2015 Available for Download

The First Quarter 2015 issue of A Step Ahead is now online. This issue covers:

  • Automatic Recurring Contributions
  • Free abstinence downloads
  • WSBC 2015 important dates
  • Treasurer’s update
  • Young Person’s Committee update
  • And much more!


Special Holiday Podcast: A Preview of Coming Attractions in 2015

Got recovery? In 2015, you can tune in to 13 free podcasts presented as virtual workshops to learn how to work all Twelve Steps. Start now by clicking here for a special holiday podcast and preview of the workshops in the year ahead. Workshops, starting with “step zero” on January 4 and Step One on January 11, will continue on the second Sunday of the month through 2015. All workshops will be posted at http://www.oa.org/oapodcasts/#workshops and you can get the full 2015 schedule on the Datebook calendar at http://www.oa.org/datebook-calendar/.


2015 OA-Approved Literature Catalog and Order Form Now Online

The new, OA-Approved Literature Catalog and Order Form for 2015 are now available for download from bookstore.oa.org. The catalog and order form contain the most up-to-date inventory listing and prices for OA-Approved literature, coins, multimedia, and other items available for order through the OA Bookstore.


Free to Download: Abstinence and A Plan of Eating Workshop

What’s the difference between abstinence and a plan of eating? Use these new tools to conduct the Abstinence and Plan of Eating Workshop to educate OA members and help them apply the concepts of abstinence and a plan of eating to personal recovery. Workshop tools include:

Find the workshop tools under Group Support, Service Body Support, and Documents on oa.org.


Newsletter editors: See your new support page on oa.org.

Find OA guidelines, downloadable content, and more at www.oa.org/newsletter-editors/, a new support page for OA members giving service as editors of service body newsletters.

Professionally designed ads for Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition are now available in a variety of sizes and file formats for editors to download and use in newsletter layouts.

To find the new page via the oa.org menu, go to “Members/Groups” and look under “Service Body Support.”


Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition – The New Brown Book is Here!

Featuring forty never-before-published stories of recovery written by OA members from around the globe, the new Brown Book, Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition, is now available in print from the OA bookstore and in e-book format from popular retailers. The third edition also features classic OA texts, including “Keep Coming Back: Rozanne’s Story,” “Our Invitation to You,” and the appendices from previous additions. A new appendix, “The Role of a Plan of Eating in Recovery from Compulsive Eating,” written by a dietitian specializing in addictive and compulsive eating disorders is also included as well as a new foreword by an eating-disorder treatment professional.

Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition is available to order as a single copy, box of twenty-five, and, while supplies last, as a two-book bundle with Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition.


NEW! Step One Public Information Poster

The new Step One public information poster is now available for download and printing. This full-color poster features an interactive area to enter local meeting information and tear-off tabs for oaquiz.org, which links to the Fifteen Questions online.

Many thanks to OA service bodies who pre-ordered 2,100 posters altogether. Preordered posters were printed on high-quality cardstock, included perforations for easy-tear tabs, and were mailed by OA World Service Office last week.