OA’s ‘IDEA’ Can Help Members Battling Food Addictions During The Holidays
RIO RANCHO, N.M., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The holiday season is quickly approaching! A season when we are often thrust into parties, dinners and other social events that encourage overeating. While, most people “survive” the holidays with only a small weight gain, the abundance of food and excessive stress that occurs during this time of year is often a trigger to overeating for those dealing with food addictions. For members who struggle with compulsive eating during the holidays, Overeaters Anonymous (OA) has dedicated November 16, 2013 as International Day Experiencing Abstinence or IDEA Day. During this day, OA calls on its members to make a personal commitment to extend a hand and heart to all who struggle with compulsive eating and other eating disorders. They are asked to encourage still-suffering OA members to experience abstinence–if only for this one day–and remind them that they are not alone. For abstinent members, it is a time to share their gratitude and personal experiences with others.
OA provides much-needed support to those who struggle with food addiction and eating compulsively. OA offers a 12-step program that addresses emotional, physical and spiritual well-being as a path to recovery. Members are given the tools to seek and find recovery from compulsive behaviors around food in a safe, anonymous environment. OA members can attend meetings anywhere in the country, around the world, online or on the phone to help them stay on track. This makes the program convenient even when traveling during the holidays. To learn more Overeaters Anonymous go to 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. OA welcomes anyone with an eating disorder ranging from anorexia to binge-eating at any of its more than 6,500 OA group meetings worldwide. 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 or to be put in contact with an OA representative, please call Tina Carroll at (636) 328-0216 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE Overeaters Anonymous