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The Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous

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Provides a detailed explanation of the principles of Overeaters Anonymous and serves as a guide for those of us living the programme of OA who want to spread the message of recovery to others.
Paperback, 228 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Overeaters Anonymous, Incorporated (first published 1990)
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Jane
Oct 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone struggling with any type of problem or addiction
Recommended to Jane by: nannette Wiggins
This was an incredible book for me to read. It's the first non-LDS 12 step recovery book I've ever read, and it was pretty powerful. I especially liked how each step was taken in depth and I have a greater understanding of them and how to use them in my life. It's amazing how these principles apply to so much more than eating.
Jennifer White
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This works.

This works well, when I work it. OA.org is a valuable source of information. I also go to meetings and I have a sponsor. I am maintaining our 185 pound weight loss.
Cathy
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Required reading for any who find that food rules their thoughts. Suggested reading for those who do not. The twelve steps and traditions are essentially rules on how to live a life filled with generosity and peace. Not all heavy people are necessarily food addicts. Not all skinny people are immune. This book first outlines the 12 steps of AA as they apply to the disease of compulsive over (or under) eating. At first, the Twelve Traditions may seem like a rule book in how to run a meeting, but t ...more
A.C. Bauch
Breaking from this book as well. Will be finished sometime in the new year.

ETA: I finished this book and decided not to rate it, because I'm unsure how to do so. This kind of book, to me, is more like an informational pamphlet in book format.

I think this book would be a helpful, quick read for anyone who wants to know and better understand the foundation on which Overeaters Anonymous is built, while also learning about twelve-step programs in general.
Gloria Hunsaker
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Journey of self discovery

Working the Step has been a journey of self discovery; because I've worked the Steps I was not only able to get abstinent, but stay abstinent.
Marianne Pita-Esquer
12 Steps Baby!
Beth
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My life in a nutshell. I can't explain much more than that...recovery is possible. Lead On.
Kristina
Apr 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Not what I was looking for.
Mary
Aug 29, 2012 added it
I'm going back and forth between OA and AA literature. It is such an adventure, and they are so full of gifts.
Sarah
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
Definition of each step and tradition.
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Ebook, doing the exercises in Word
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“How do we react when we don’t get our own way? How do we react when people disagree with us? Are we intolerant of differences? Do we try to smooth stormy waters, or are we troublemakers? Have we insisted on being the center of attention? Have we acted offensively just to be noticed? Are we afraid that we won’t be recognized or respected or loved? Do we fear that we won’t get our share” 1 likes
“us were able to do so. Our eating may be out of control” 0 likes
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