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Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a Twelve Step program for people identifying themselves as "powerless over food" including, but not limited to, compulsive overeaters, those with binge eating disorder, bulimics and anorexics. OA was founded by Rozanne S. and two other women in January, 1960. more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Food Addiction
395
75%
Eating Disorders
473
64%
Obesity
306
66%
Diets & Weight Maintenance
8
75%
Depression
2
50%
Overall, 68% (1195 Members) find Overeaters Anonymous (OA) helpful
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Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Reviews

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Working / Worked
Felt uncomfortable and it wasnt for me
Working / Worked
I have been a member on and off for 19 years with varying degrees of success. I cannot find OA members like me. I have never been morbidly obese, but I have binged at night for years. Most successful members have been morbidly obese and have lost 100 lbs or more by restricting sugar and flour.
Working / Worked
don't think I lost any weight
Working / Worked
Worked until my sponsor stopped communicating with me without any warning.
Working / Worked
In actuality I go to AA. Same 12 steps which I attempt to practice the design for living, the principles taught in all my affairs. It is simple but not easy to commit to the 12 steps. These 12 steps saved my life, and relieves all my obsessions from eating disorder, self-mutilation and alcohol.
Working / Worked
Beautiful
Working / Worked
found the "counselor" too subjective. Her response to my honest questions was to berate me in front of others.
Working / Worked
It was a painful experience. the "counselor" did not like my honest replies and search for help and berated my efforts in front of the online group. Thank god it was not face-to-face or I would be quite shattered now. As it is, it's taken me 2 years to seek help again based on that experience.
Working / Worked
It is a wonderful program and I would recommend it but I am extremely shy so I'm hoping I can come out of my shell more with this group. The computer makes people like me brave.
Working / Worked
Didn't like it. It was not for me.
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