FA has created several pamphlets that, along with other tools of the program, support members in their recovery from food addiction. The pamphlets are available for sale.
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This booklet represents the collective wisdom and experience of FA members with decades of unbroken abstinence. It describes the daily practices FA members use to gain freedom from the craving, obsession, and compulsion of addiction.
Food Addiction: There is a Solution
In this pamphlet, you will read stories of people who could not stop eating even though they desperately wanted to. Today, all of them have found a common solution in Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA).
Food Addiction: Stories of Men in Recovery
The stories in this pamphlet were written by men who tried diets, exercise, and other approaches with no success. When they found Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA), they realized that their problem was not gluttony or lack of will power, but addiction.
Before You Take That Bite
This pamphlet offers many suggestions for positive actions you can take to avoid breaking your abstinence. It is a reminder of how painful it was to be active in food addiction and how good it is to have a solution. This pamphlet is a useful reminder to old-timers and essential for newcomers.
Just For Today Card
“Just for today, I will try to live through this day only and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do things for twelve hours that would appall me if I had to keep them up for a lifetime." This is one of the nine attitude adjustment suggestions given on a small card to keep in your wallet.
20 Questions/What is FA? *Card version
If you are wondering whether or not you are a food addict, your answers to these twenty questions will help you get clear and determine if Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) might be right for you. It also explains FA and how to get more information. ORDER READ
Are You Having Trouble Controlling the Way You Eat?
This tri-fold brochure addresses the very basic questions: “Am I a food addict?”, “What is FA about and does it work?” and, “How do I get more information or find a meeting in my area?”
Anorexic? Bulimic? There is Hope
Food addiction manifests itself in many forms. The stories of pain and hope in this pamphlet are told by members who were severely underweight or maintaining their size through purging, laxatives, or excessive exercise. They all found a way to live in peaceful remission as a result of working the FA program.
Food Addiction: Stories of Teens and Twenties in Recovery
Food addiction does not discriminate by age. This pamphlet tells the stories of a few of the countless young people who have found a solution to their food addiction and unmanageable lives. Although the same solution works for all of us, it helps to know that other young people have learned to be abstinent from addictive eating even while living in college dorms or dating.
To Our Families and Friends
Sometimes it is hard for our families and friends to understand why we have to do certain things to maintain our recovery. For instance, they often ask, “Why do you need to keep going to meetings even after you’ve reached your goal weight?” Stories in this pamphlet will explain this and other mysteries for the people who share our lives.
Some Thoughts on Sponsoring
We begin our recovery from food addiction with the guidance of a qualified sponsor, and as we get on our feet, we begin to sponsor others. This act of passing on what we have been given is the spiritual principle behind the recovery process, but it can be daunting at first. This pamphlet offers some thoughts and help for beginning sponsors as well as inspiration for those who have been around awhile.
Your FA Seventh Tradition
Reaching the Suffering Food Addict -- This describes the purpose of Seventh Tradition funds, how they are used, why we give, the spiritual principles used for FA finances, and guidelines about handling donations.