Kaitlin’s sugar addiction started in middle school after her parents’ divorce caused a number of stresses in her life. She later discovered bulimia and started overexercising, using laxatives, and vomiting.

Her bingeing and purging got her dad’s attention, and he sent her to an eating disorder specialist. In the course of her treatment, Kaitlin learned about Overeaters Anonymous, eventually joined, and started finding recovery and a new life that she once thought was impossible.

Overeaters Anonymous recommends all minor children who wish to attend OA meetings be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This may be a requirement for virtual meetings.