Can you cure a food addiction with 12 steps?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-02-2008
Can you cure a food addiction with 12 steps?
Mon, 05-13-2013 - 1:10pm

I am just curious as to whether or not anyone has ever tried to cure or help a food addiction with 12 steps. Do you think it will work?

Community Leader
Registered: 09-14-1997
Mon, 05-13-2013 - 7:47pm

Hello and welcome. 

The answer to your question is YES YES YES. 

Please check out Overeaters Anonymous! It works!

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-17-2001
Tue, 05-21-2013 - 7:49pm



There is a twelve step program for a food addiction.  It is named

Overeaters Anonymous.  They use the same suggestions as AA

and though I have no experience with Overeaters Anonymous,

AA saved my life.  I have been sober since 1968.  Why not give OA

a try?  With serious effort I am sure you will find OA worthwile.  Good

fortune to you.


In friendship,



A Friend in Recovery