For atheists, agnostics, and others with different spiritual or religious beliefs beyond the mainstream, “the god thing” in Overeaters Anonymous (OA)* can be hard to navigate. Theist solutions and patriarchal language in OA materials and at traditional meetings can create serious barriers to recovery.
Members who have decades of success working a secular OA program are here to share their experience of recovery from compulsive food behaviors—independent of religious beliefs and never having to “act as if” they believe in things they don’t.
Recovery is about healing the human spirit. Your options may vary, but no gods or miracles are required!