1. The first and foremost aim of the OA group is to promote OA recovery. That is more important than any individual's specific beliefs or doctrine, and an individual shouldn't promote their own beliefs rather than the group's purpose.
2. Our Higher Power is in charge here. The people who lead are our Trusted servants.
3. The only thing you need to do to be a member of OA is to have the desire to stop eating compulsively.
4. Each group stands on its own, except in matters which affect OA as a whole.
5. The main reason an OA group exists is to carry the message to the addict who is still enmeshed in their disease.
6. OA shouldn't endorse or put its name on any product or outside enterprise because commercialism can dilute and disintegrate our message of recovery. 7. OA should fully support itself. No outside group should give OA money.
8. OA is a volunteer organization. Nobody at OA works for pay.
9. OA should not be organized, but we can create service boards in order to better serve our members.
10. OA doesn't have any opinion on outside issues. We don't want to get involved, as a group, in controversy.
11. We get members by word of mouth; rather than advertising ourselves. Individuals should retain personal anonymity in regard to the media.
12. Anonymity is our spiritual foundation. Always put principles before personalities.
The Twelve Traditions are the guidelines of The Recovery Group.
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THE RECOVERY GROUP GUIDELINES
THE TWELVE TRADITIONS OF OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS
God, grant me the serenity to ACCEPT the things I cannot change;
COURAGE to change the things I can;
and the WISDOM to know the difference.
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