Community Experience “OVEREATER ANONYMOUS


On February 26th, 2018, I attended an Overeater Anonymous meeting that took place in an attic of a church in Hollywood. Because it was my first time attending such kind of a meeting, I did not know what to expect. When I arrived around 10 minutes to 5 pm, there was a crowd of men and women waiting for the meeting to kick off. They totaled to 30 members including 20 women and 10 men, all white.  The meeting started at 5 pm with a Serenity prayer by the leader, followed by “Our Invitation to You” reading (Overeaters Anonymous, 2016). The reading described the disease of overeating condition and the 12-step solution. The leader ushered someone to the floor to read the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions. The members discussed briefly the 12 steps during the meeting. The leader opened the floor for personal testimonies. Taking a maximum of three minutes each, the speakers gave

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