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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:
20 Questions

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


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


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


The 12th Step Committee hosts Frontier Resource Calls that provide information and assistance to members who are living on the frontier. Below are highlights from those calls.



The WSI 12th Step Committee hosts a series of FA Frontier Resource Calls to support FA members who live on frontier. FA Frontier Resource Calls provide concrete suggestions and encouragement to help frontier members learn that contented abstinence and fellowship are possible for isolated members. 


Each FA Frontier Resource Call will focus on a specific subject.  To accommodate people living in varying time zones, we will host two parallel calls on the same subject: 

  • Time Zone #1 accommodates those in US/Europe/Africa.
  • Time Zone #2 accommodates those in Asia/Australia/New Zealand.

Please determine which set of calls works best for your time zone. Attend one or both!

Resource Call #1

  • Time zone #1 Sunday, September 30th, 1.30-2.30pm EST (Monday, October 1st, 3.30-4.30am AEST)
  • Time Zone #2 Sunday, October 28th, 8.00-9.00am AEDT (Saturday, October 27th, 5.00-6.00pm EST)

Resource Call #2

  • Time zone #1 Sunday, December 2nd, 1.30-2.30pm EST (Monday, December 3rd, 5.30-6.30am AEDT)
  • Time Zone #2 Sunday, January 27th, 8.00-9.00am AEDT (Saturday, January 26th, 4.00-5.00pm EST)

 If you live on the frontier, sponsor someone living on the frontier, or are interested in doing service to support members living on the frontier, please join us.


-------------------- INSTRUCTIONS FOR JOINING THE RESOURCE CALL -------------------------

  1. Dial into the conference:

 Dial-in Number: (712) 775-7031 - United States

 Access Code: 224637

 International Dial-in Numbers:


  1. Join the online PowerPoint presentation:

 Online Meeting Link:


Thank you!

The World Service 12th Step Committee



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.