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We welcome all who want to stop eating addictively.

There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations.

FA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology, or religious doctrine. Our primary purpose is to abstain from addictive eating and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.

The FA Program of Recovery The 12 Steps and Traditions Distinguishing Characteristics of FA Organizational Structure Financial Guidelines History Addiction has been described as a progressive illness that is rooted in a combination of factors: physical allergy, mental obsession, and problems in the personality (fear, doubt, insecurity, and negativity), all of which drive the addict to repeated, destructive behaviors and a dependence on substances or behaviors in order to cope.

FA meetings are central to the FA program of recovery.

All meetings are face-to-face (there are no phone or internet FA meetings).

The Twelve Traditions are principles that guide the work of individuals and meetings in all efforts to share the hope and program of FA recovery.

In FA literature and meetings, food addiction is defined as “an illness of the mind, body, and spirit for which there is no cure.” As is the case with other addictions, food addiction involves physical craving and an ever-increasing dependence upon and struggle with a substance (food).

As described above, the manifestations of food addiction vary.

Back to Top There are now many programs using a Twelve Step approach for people having problems with weight or food.

FA is distinctive because it focuses on addiction, not “compulsion,” “eating disorders,” or any of what it views as symptoms of the core illness (anorexia, obesity, or bulimia, for example).

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