Welcome!

Always to extend the hand and heart of OA to all who share my compulsion; for this I am responsible.  ~ OA’s Responsibility Pledge

To the Newcomer

  • If you are feeling scared, you’re not alone; we’ve been there.
  • If you cannot stop bingeing on food, you’re not alone; we’ve been there.
  • If you eat because you are angry, lonely, tired, or for any reason other than hunger, you’re not alone; we’ve been there.
  • If you are ashamed of your body shape, you’re not alone; we’ve been there.
  • If you have tried to diet, only to regain the lost weight and then some, you’re not alone; we’ve been there.
  • If you have tried to control your weight by using laxatives or vomiting, you’re not alone; we’ve been there.
  • If you have tried to control your weight through excessive exercising, you’re not alone; we’ve been there.
  • If you feel you are not good enough, you’re not alone; we’ve been there.
  • If you think you’re the only person who ever used food the way you do, you’re not alone; we’ve been there.
  • If you think that life would be perfect if only you had a better body, you’re not alone; we’ve been there.

Welcome to Overeaters Anonymous. This program works if you work it.

~From Lifeline, January 2000. Copyright 2000 by Overeaters Anonymous, Inc.

 

To find a meeting in the Mid-Hudson Intergroup area (Ulster, Orange, Dutchess, Greene, Sullivan & Columbia counties in New York State) see our meeting list, or call our hot-line – 845-657-6603 .

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