In working Overeaters Anonymous’ Twelve-Step program of recovery from compulsive overeating, we have found a number of tools to assist us. We use these tools regularly to help us achieve and maintain abstinence.

In Overeaters Anonymous (OA), abstinence is defined as “the action of refraining from compulsive eating while working toward or maintaining a healty body weight.” Many of us have found that we cannot abstain from compulsive eating unless we use some or all of OA’s nine tools of recovery.

Listen to a podcast on the nine tools of recovery

Read an abridged version of the nine tools

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