Who We Serve
To better understand who we serve and how we serve those compulsive eaters (like ourselves), we encourage you to visit Get Started to check out what we have to freely offer the still suffering compulsive eater and anyone who might share our common malady.
While there are many normalized, non-disordered eaters – people who mindfully consume a variety of food when hungry and who are able to stop when full, Overeaters Anonymous Silicon Valley serves those within the general population – and we are many – who have lost control over their eating. We count ourselves among those who, even if we are of a normal size and shape, have struggled with our weight, disordered eating, body image, and excessive exercise. Some of us have binged and purged to the point of bulimia, restricted to the point of anorexia, or stuffed ourselves to the point of morbid obesity. Our common malady cuts across every ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education level, and gender identity. We are the people for whom food has become an obsession of the mind and a burden to our bodies.
How We Serve Them
Regardless of the type of issues we may have with compulsive eating or compulsive eating behaviors, we have a common solution made available to us through working the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous. And we are fortunate to have a fellowship of people that truly “get” us and are willing to help us find recovery from our disease of compulsive eating one day at a time.
In addition to helping compulsive eaters like ourselves – through meetings, sponsorship, literature, step work, and fellowship – we also want to provide hope and understanding to the people that love and support someone that suffers with compulsive eating. For those people, we recommend the following: For Family & Friends.