A short explanation of OA’s Ninth Tradition: “OA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.”
A short explanation of OA’s Eighth Tradition: “Overeaters Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.”
A short explanation of OA’s Seventh Tradition: “Every OA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”
A short explanation of OA’s Sixth Tradition: “An OA group ought never endorse, finance or lend the OA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.”
A short explanation of OA’s Fifth Tradition: “Each group has but one primary purpose — to carry its message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.”
A short explanation of OA’s Fourth Tradition: “Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or OA as a whole.
A short explanation of OA’s Third Tradition: “The only requirement for OA membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively.”