Introducing Overeaters Anonymous: To the Teen

Introducing Overeaters Anonymous: To the Teen

Do you have a problem with food?

  1. Do your eating habits change depending on your feelings?
  2. Are you unhappy or frustrated with your eating or body size or with your attempts to control them?
  3. Do you sometimes feel you can’t stop eating even though you want to?
  4. Do you often eat more than most people do at a meal or throughout the day?
  5. Do you eat large amounts of food even when you’re not physically hungry?
  6. Do you eat normally in front of others but eat excessively when you’re alone?
  7. Do you spend a lot of time thinking about your body size?
  8. Do you try to control your body size by fasting, purging or exercising for long hours?
  9. Do your eating habits, body size or feelings of shame about how you look limit your social life?
  10. Do you avoid physical activities because of how you feel about your body?
  11. Do you lie about how much you eat or don’t eat?
  12. Do you sometimes sneak food or steal money to buy it?
  13. Do you wish people wouldn’t comment about your body size or eating habits?
  14. Have you been told that you really ought to eat more?

If your answer to many of these questions is yes, you’re not alone. Many people, including the young suffer from the disease of compulsive (out of control) eating. The symptoms range from overeating to bulimia or anorexia. Whether you call the  problem a food disorder or a disease, the good news is that there is a solution.

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals of all ages who support each other in overcoming compulsive eating by working with OA’s Twelve Steps of Recover.

Most of us, no matter how hard we tried, could not control our eating. In OA we found people who understood us and gave us the help we needed. We stopped our compulsive food behaviors, lost or gained weight as needed and learned to maintain a healthy life and weight.

OA is not a diet club. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. We don’t weight you. We don’t charge dues or fees. We don’t track attendance. We don’t tell you what you should or should not eat. In OA we help each other make responsible choices, not only about food but also about other aspects of our lives.

How you can find OA:

To attend a meeting or to learn more about the Overeaters Anonymous program of recovery, contact:

Overeaters Anonymous

World Service Office

6075 Zenith Court NE

Rio Rancho, NM 87144-6424

Mail address: PO Box 44020

Rio Rancho, NM  87174-4020 USA

Telephone: 1-505-891-2664

Fax: 1-505-891-4320


Disclaimer: The information came directly from the OA pamphlet and I give them full credit for it. Please call the above number for more information or to contact them with questions.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Introducing Overeaters Anonymous: To the Teen

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the above number or email them for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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