New Wording for OA Preamble

The delegates at the 2013 World Service Business Conference approved a change of wording for the OA Preamble. When reading the Preamble in OA literature, please note the following change to the last sentence. This change will be incorporated as literature is reprinted.

Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating.

We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues.

Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive overeating and to carry this the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.