What Is FA?


Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have experienced difficulties in life as a result of our relationship to food and eating. We joined FA because we were obsessed with food. We have found that we need this program of recovery and the fellowship of others who share our problem in order to stop abusing ourselves with food and begin living fulfilling lives. Through shared experience and mutual support, we help each other to recover from the disease of food addiction.

Our program of recovery is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. We make use of AA principles to gain freedom from addictive eating. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins at FA meetings. Membership is open to anyone who wants help with food.


Who Joins FA?

FA members are people of all genders and ages. We can be found all over the world--in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. Some of us have been obese, while others have been too thin or have joined because of struggles with bulimia. There are also members who have managed to stay at a normal weight but remain constantly obsessed with food and with maintaining their weight. What we have in common is that our obsession with food has kept us from living fulfilling lives.

Does the Program Really Work?

Many of us tried diets, exercise, or medication to solve our problems with food before joining FA, but we were still unable to control our eating. In FA, we have finally found an approach to recovery that is long lasting. Some of us have maintained normal weights and have been free of obsession with food for more than twenty-five years. (There are many members with one or two years of recovery, and the number of individuals with five to ten years continues to grow.)

How Can I Get Started in FA or Find Out More About the Program?

It's easy to begin! We encourage you to attend a meeting to learn more about the program. There are no dues or fees, and newcomers are always welcome. Click here to find a meeting in your area. If you have any questions, here's how to contact us:

 
Phone: (781) 932-6300 (United States)
E-Mail: fa@foodaddicts.org
Mail:
FA World Service Office  
400 W. Cummings Park, Suite 1700
Woburn, MA 01801  USA
 

No Meeting in Your Area?

Many FA members work the program when there are no FA meetings nearby. Click here to find out how you can get started. You can also e-mail the FA office for assistance or call the contact(s) at the FA meetings closest to your location.