Jenne M: The 12 Forks
Martha S: Steps 6 and 7
Maggie M: Today I can
David M: A vision for me
Carol G: Lost in the scary forest of overeating
Martha S: The principle of Step 4 is courage
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Welcome to Secular Overeaters

Help Others Like Us Find Our Meetings: Take the Community Name(s) Survey!

Please take this important Community Name Survey to help us determine new Special Focus and Special Topic labels/names for OA’s Find a Meeting options (takes 3-4 minutes, deadline July 25). https://forms.gle/LVxFBpjwi9g35GcZ9

Accountability Buddy Workshop: Sunday, July 25

Register: https://forms.gle/xDokECMoMqWyfVvv8
Join the secular community on Sunday July 25 (9am PT / Noon ET / 5pm UK) to find out how you can build support for your recovery by having an Accountability Buddy. We’ll explain how it works, hear from current Accountability Buddies, practice 1:1 in breakout rooms, and finish with a Q&A and a handout. Prior registration is required; we’ll send the workshop Zoom link to you on Saturday, July 24.

 

Welcome!

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 program are here to share their experience of recovery from compulsive food behaviorsindependent 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.

Get to a meeting

Find your people at an OA secular phone or Zoom meeting.

Alternative Steps

Shake off the god-talk with these secular-friendly steps.

Tools for success

This list of tools helps when food issues are front and center.

Are you a newcomer?

Find out about OA and how the secular movement can help!

Our stories

Secular stories from OA’s Lifeline magazine.

Listen to a podcast

We have curated a list of secular OA podcasts speakers.

Write a daily inventory

Try one of our six formats, and download a copy for your journal.