You are not alone.
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 resources and 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!
Find your people at an OA secular phone or Zoom meeting.
Shake off the god-talk with these secular-friendly steps.
This list of tools helps when food issues are front and center.
Find out about OA and how the secular movement can help!
Secular stories from OA’s Lifeline magazine.
We have curated a list of secular OA podcasts speakers.