What’s New

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.


NEW! Abstinence Literature Resource Guide

The Abstinence Literature Resource Guide is a focused list of OA-approved literature that can help newcomers, sponsees and all other OA members to understand, obtain, and maintain abstinence. Use literature every day to support you in keeping your abstinence and share this list with your group.

The guide has also been added as a second page to the Strong Abstinence Checklist.


Revised and updated: Suggested Meeting Format and Suggested Telephone Meeting Format

The updated “Our Invitation to You,” abridged, is now available. This revision, approved by the OA Board of Trustees at the August 2014 meeting, draws from the new, unabridged version of “Our Invitation to You” found inOvereaters Anonymous, Third Edition, which was approved by the World Service Business Conference in May 2014. The new, abridged version now appears in the Suggested Meeting Format and the Suggested Telephone Meeting Format and reflects and honors the group conscience of OA.

The new meeting formats, noted with an August 2014 revision date, are available below for immediate download and use at your next meeting.

Suggested Meeting Format

Suggested Telephone Meeting Format


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.