For Members

Living on the Frontier

No Meetings in Your Area?

What is meant by "Living on the Frontier?"

The term, “Living on the Frontier” refers to members who are far away from an established fellowship.

Going to an FA meeting is the ideal way to learn about FA and get started, but if there are no meetings anywhere near you, we can help!

Do you think you're a food addict? These questions may help you decide:
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If you'd like to learn more about food addiction and FA's program of recovery, here are some helpful resources:


When you attend an FA meeting, you receive a Newcomer packet. For frontier members we offer a digital newcomer packet. Click the link: Digital Newcomer Packet


Sponsors are FA members who will guide you with a food plan and the tools of FA. The Long-Distance Sponsor List is a helpful resource for members who are far away from an established fellowship. Members on this list may be available for long-distance sponsorship, or they can help you find someone with time available. To receive a copy, or to add your name to the list, click the link here: Long-Distance Sponsor List

Sponsoring frontier members and being Sponsored on the FA frontier. Click here for some experience, strength and hope. 



The Frontier Resource phone list is a list of FA members with experience living on the FA frontier and/ or working with frontier members.
Would you like to talk with someone who has experience sponsoring frontier members? Or maybe you live on the frontier and wonder how to stay abstinent in an area that has teeny meetings or none at all? If you’d like to talk with members who have experience working the FA program on the frontier and/or working with frontier members, this list can be a valuable resource!
To receive a copy of the list, click the link here: Frontier Resource Phone List.


Talking to other FA members is an important tool used in the FA program. The Frontier Member List is a helpful resource for members who are far away from an established fellowship. To receive a copy, or to add your name to the list, click the link here: Frontier Member List


The Universal Language List is an excellent resource for members who speak a language other than English. Members on this list have the desire to receive/return phone calls and have some ability to speak in a language other than English. To receive a copy, or to add your name to the list, click the link here: Universal Language List.

FRONTIER RESOURCE CALL SERIES hosted by the 12th Step Committee

If you're surrounded by meetings, but want to help FA grow, these calls will help you understand how you can support those who are far away from fellowship. If you don't have meetings, you can learn how to stay abstinent through connecting with the wider fellowship, and stay connected through service.

Each call focuses on an aspect of frontier life and helpful resources.

To accommodate people living in varying time zones, we will host two calls at different times on the same subject:

Time Zone 1: The call which covers the Africa, Canada, Europe, Israel and the USA

Time Zone 2: The call which covers Australia, Asia and New Zealand

As our global fellowship grows, we may need to add more nations to these lists.

There is a support call every single month, alternating between the two time zones. Each call topic is repeated, once in each time zone, so Time Zone 1 has access to a call every second month and Time Zone 2 has access to a call every second month.

Time Zone 1 (These times are all for the same call)

    • Sunday, December 29th, 2019 1:30-2:30pm EST (New York, USA)
    • Sunday, December 29th, 2019 6:30-7:30pm BST (London, UK)
    • Monday, December 30th, 2019 5:30-6:30am AUS EDT (Sydney, Australia)

Time Zone 2 (These times are all for the same call)

    • Sunday, January 26th, 2020 11:00am-12:00pm AUS EDT (Sydney, Australia)
    • Sunday, January 26th, 2020 8:00am-9:00am CST (Beijing, China)
    • Saturday, January 25th, 2020 7:00pm-8:00pm EDT (New York, USA)

Time Zone Codes: 

  • AUS EDT = AUS Eastern Daylight Time
  • AUS EST = AUS Eastern Standard Time
  • China CST = China Central Standard Time
  • UK BST = United Kingdom
  • USA EDT = US Eastern Daylight Time
  • USA EST = US Eastern Standard Time

To calculate the time in your area, please visit   

Please note that the World Clock Converter (Classic version) takes into account daylight savings changes worldwide, all you need to do is enter the time, date and location in the host country, then select your area. 


Dial into the conference call:

United States Dial-in number: (712) 775-7031 
United States Access Code: 224637

International Dial-in numbers:

Join the online PowerPoint presentation:


Thank you!
12th Step Committee


Below are some stories from people who currently live, or have lived, on the frontier.


New meetings start one at a time, typically by several members who have been abstinent at least six months. The resources listed below are available to assist those who want to start new meetings or grow fellowships in their area by educating the general public about FA. Suggestions and guidelines are provided to help efforts to attract newcomers.