OA Big Book Solution Group
Compulsive eating is an illness — but there is a solution.
Compulsive eating is an illness of the body and mind, but there is a solution. By working the 12 steps precisely as outlined in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, we have found a way to live sober from our compulsive eating with a happiness and freedom that we had never imagined possible.
“If, when you honestly want to, you cannot quit entirely, or when drinking,¹ you have little control over the amount you take, you are probably alcoholic.² If that be the case, you may be suffering from an illness which only a spiritual experience will conquer.”
(Big Book, p. 44)
“To show other alcoholics² precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book” (and of this group).
(Big Book, p. xiii)
“We are not fighting it,¹ neither are we avoiding temptation. We feel as though we had been placed in a position of neutrality...”
(Big Book, p. 85)
¹ Compulsive eating. ² Compulsive eaters.
“Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path.”
(Big Book, p. 58)
OABBSG Group Conscience voted to define group membership as member identifying the Saturday Line-by-Line meeting (6:00 p.m. Central Time) as his/her home group and showing support for this group. Details such as frequency of attendance and how to support the home group, etc. will remain between each person and his/her sponsor. See the Meetings page for more information about how to attend/access the Saturday Line-by-Line home group meeting.