Lifeline is available both as a print magazine and as an online magazine.
To subscribe or renew Lifeline in print, click here.
To subscribe or renew e-Lifeline, click here.
Current e-Lifeline subscribers click here to view Lifeline.
“I am a big fan of Lifeline. I read it during my daily quiet time and take it on trips. If my trip is short, I am not apt to make phone calls or attend meetings. Then the magazine really is a ‘lifeline.’ … Lifeline is one of the main OA tools I use myself and share with others.”
— Gail D., Claremont, California USA; “A Major Tool,” Lifeline, February 2009
Lifeline, OA’s international magazine, serves as an indispensable “meeting-on-the-go.” Since 1962, when the first issue debuted as the OA Bulletin, Lifeline has offered encouragement and hope to thousands of readers. Tucked in a purse, a suitcoat pocket or a lunch bag, Lifeline accompanies members around the world, ready to provide inspiration and support when needed.
The true stories in Lifeline, written by OA members, share the challenges and triumphs of recovery from compulsive overeating. Lifeline publishes a list of monthly topics and questions to encourage members to share their stories of experience, strength and hope. The Lifeline Writers Guidelines provide additional assistance to would-be writers, describing the submission process and giving guidance on how to write articles. A sample issue of Lifeline appears online, sharing with newcomers and Web-site visitors the support available in Lifeline’s pages. Lifeline readers can locate articles from the previous year by referring to the 2014 Lifeline index.
Don’t miss the opportunity to laugh, learn and love with OA members in recovery. A Lifeline story could be the turning point in your life. Subscribe today!
Moving? If you have a Lifeline subscription and you want to change your address, send us an email. Include your name, your current address as it appears on your mailing label and your new address.
Throw a lifeline to your group: become a Lifeline Rep!
Lifeline reps fill a vital service position by sharing with their group their enthusiasm for Lifeline and the stories of how Lifeline has contributed to the recovery of so many OA members. A Lifeline rep takes subscription orders, collects the subscription funds, and sends the orders and funds to the World Service Office.
Reps receive bonuses for the number of subscriptions they generate, which could range from a free copy of Voices of Recovery to a subscription to Lifeline magazine to a OA bookstore gift certificate. Lifeline reps not only support the recovery of members who subscribe, they also support OA as a whole by helping Lifeline magazine become self-supporting.
To become a Lifeline Rep, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Lifeline Rep” in the subject line. You can also call 505-891-2664, or write to Lifeline, PO Box 44020, Rio Rancho, NM 87174 USA. You can also download a flyer to promote the Lifeline Rep program within your group.
Support Lifeline with a Tabletop Display
This Lifeline Tabletop Display includes complete instructions and two sheets to insert in a display of your choosing to place on a table at OA meetings and events.
Start a Lifeline Meeting
The Lifeline Meeting Format gives your group the option to structure a meeting that uses material from Lifeline magazine.