What Is FA?


Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a program based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins at FA meetings. FA is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience and mutual support, are recovering from the disease of food addiction.

FA was formally organized in 1998, although it began as part of another twelve-step program in the early 1980s. Some FA members have been continuously abstinent since that time. Abstinence in FA is equivalent to AA’s “sobriety” and is clearly defined: weighed and measured meals with nothing in between, no flour, no sugar, and the avoidance of any individual binge foods.

Who Joins FA?

FA members are people of all ages from every part of the world. FA includes people who were morbidly obese, substantially underweight, or even at a normal weight. Regardless of their size, they were tormented by cravings, dieting, bulimia, and/or an obsession with exercise.

Does the Program Really Work?

Many FA members tried other solutions to address their problems with food, including years of diets or exercise. FA offers a long-term answer. Abstinent members find freedom from addiction and maintain healthy weights. The number of people with years of unbroken abstinence 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.