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About Secular Overeaters

Mission Statement

Secular Overeaters is an informal community and resource hub created to support the physical, emotional, and integrative recovery of Overeaters Anonymous members and others who don’t identify with the traditional Twelve-Step presentation of god. We recognize that theist and patriarchal language can not only alienate but also cause additional harm to many who come to the rooms seeking relief from compulsive eating and food behaviors. Our mission is to provide secular resources, including literature, podcasts, workshops, meeting listings, and fellowship. Most importantly, we strive to be a safe, inclusive space for secular overeaters of all identities, including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity and expression, as we support each other on the lifelong journey of recovery.

About Our Services

Our first project was this website, which was created in the fall of 2020 with volunteer member content development, web skills, and financial contributions. Since then we’ve added: workshops and special events, secular literature, a Facebook page, a podcast, Zoom rooms for group meetings, and free print copies of OA newcomer and sponsor brochures.

We welcome your feedback and ideas. You can use this contact form to get in touch. And in the spirit of the Seventh Tradition, please consider making your contribution to help defray our ongoing costs.

Thank you! 


We’re looking for volunteers with a wide range of skills and interests to help us foster secular overeater resources! Use this form to let us know your interests, and we’ll get back to you soon.

The 2023 Secular Overeaters Board with their favorite 12 Step literature.