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Overeaters Anonymous Provides Inspiration As New Year’s Resolutions Begin To Fade

March 5, 2013

RIO RANCHO, N.M., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Just as New Year’s resolutions are fading, Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers resources to inspire and motivate those who battle with weight and eating issues. An updated edition of the book “Abstinence” will soon be released featuring new stories by OA members to provide hope and encouragement to those struggling with compulsive eating. The new edition of “Abstinence” will be available through OA’s online bookstore and other online book sources in Spring 2013.

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Another tool OA offers is the “Sound Bites from Overeaters Anonymous” radio program series. According to VoiceAmerica, “Sound Bites from Overeaters Anonymous” was the #1 most downloaded health podcast on their internet radio website in December 2012. This series of podcasts gives listeners actionable, inspirational information about recovering from compulsive eating and other food issues. The programs can be listened to and downloaded from the OA site at http://www.oa.org/newcomers/sound-bites-from-oa/ or from the VoiceAmerica site at http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2139/sound-bites-from-overeaters-anonymous. Hosting these programs allowed OA to reach listeners who, according to a 2012 Arbitron study, use this digital platform an average of ten hours per week.

OA meetings are another resource that offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating by addressing the individual’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Built on a 12-step program, OA offers social support, strength, encouragement and hope through meetings and other tools while respecting one another’s anonymity.

OA welcomes anyone with an eating problem ranging from anorexia to binge-eating at any of its nearly 7,000 OA group meetings worldwide. For more information or to be put in contact with an OA representative, please call Tina Carroll at (636) 328-0216 or email her at media@oa.org.

About Overeaters Anonymous: Overeaters Anonymous, Inc. (OA), is a non-profit organization with the goal of supporting its members as they seek recovery from compulsive eating behaviors. Through its worldwide fellowship, OA has found a solution to the problems arising from overeating. Over fifty years after its founding, today OA serves approximately 54,000 members in nearly 80 countries. For more information, go to www.oa.org.

Contact: Tina Carroll

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