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2014-02-20 16:25:49

RIO RANCHO, N.M., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Overeaters Anonymous is saddened to announce the recent passing of beloved founder, Rozanne S., at the age of 84. Rozanne was a visionary whose compassion for and understanding of the emotional and physical challenges faced by compulsive eaters have touched people around the world for 54 years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130305/DC71336LOGO) Rozanne's journey to bring help and hope to those struggling with...

2014-01-30 16:26:16

RIO RANCHO, N.M., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eating disorders are serious, sometimes life-threatening illnesses that affect millions of men and women every year in the United States and throughout the world. These disorders are not a lifestyle choice and, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, often coexist with other illnesses such as depression, substance abuse or anxiety disorders. Increasing awareness of the illness and providing support to individuals...

2013-10-17 12:30:07

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...

2013-07-18 16:25:42

RIO RANCHO, N.M., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summer travel plans often take us away from a regular daily routine. Many health experts say this is beneficial to our mental wellness because it allows us time to relax and rejuvenate. However, for many people that deal with the disease of compulsive eating, summer travel also provides opportunities to discard the healthy eating habits they've worked so hard to achieve. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) wants to remind everyone that...

2013-07-08 12:28:53

RIO RANCHO, N.M., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Courage, faith, hope, honesty ... these are just a few messages of recovery that will be shared during the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) 2013 World Service Organization Convention taking place in Cleveland, OH. From August 29 - September 1, 2013 OA will extend a warm welcome to their local and international members with a Recovery to Rock our World agenda that includes special focus meetings, meditation sessions, virtual meetings...

2013-03-05 12:29:02

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...

2013-01-02 08:22:09

RIO RANCHO, N.M., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For those who struggle with compulsive eating, the focus on food during the holiday season can trigger overeating. Then the pressure to shed unwanted weight in the New Year can often be a stress trigger that leads to guilt, depression, embarrassment and even more eating and unwanted pounds. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) can provide much-needed support and a path to recovery for individuals who struggle with food addiction. Built on a...

2012-09-12 02:26:19

RIO RANCHO, N.M., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is launching a 13-week radio show to help listeners better understand compulsive eating and recovery. The program, Sound Bites from Overeaters Anonymous--A 12-Step Solution to Compulsive Eating, is a weekly, one-hour program that will be broadcast online on Voice America beginning October 17 and running through January 9, 2013. Built on a twelve-step program patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous,...

2012-07-16 10:25:04

RIO RANCHO, N.M., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vacations, wedding, and barbecues; summer is a less structured time of year that allows us to relax and be more spontaneous. Unfortunately, it is precisely this lack of structure that can spell disaster for those battling compulsive eating. While most of us look forward to enjoying outdoor activities, travel and a more relaxed pace, these things interrupt daily routines and a lack of structure can introduce more opportunities for...

2012-05-01 06:27:10

RIO RANCHO, N.M., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you have struggled with your weight, you probably accept that you have a weight problem. But you may also have an eating problem. A key to maintaining a healthy weight is balance--in your diet and in your lifestyle. How and why you eat, however, can help determine if you have an eating problem. Compulsive overeating, anorexia and other food issues are often triggered by emotions rather than hunger. The consequences of...