Help is at Hand for the Holidays


You are not alone…with a hundred of your closest relatives or with a goldfish for company. Please, please, please reach out to others if the food issues, family problems, or loneliness want to pull you back to your obsessions. Use phone numbers, text messages, email, program literature or your Higher Power freely and often when  the need arises. Your contact may well be the boost the receiver needs on a day that often presents issues to all of us.

Besides that, there’s help a phone call away. OA hosts Phone Marathons on all Major Holidays.  Call in and join a phone meeting with your fellows.5:45 a.m. CST – 12:00 a.m. CST.
A phone meeting every hour — the same phone number and pin. Generally the marathons are from 8 a.m. until midnight Eastern time
712-432-5200. Pin: 4285115#

Holiday Marathon Meetings work around regularly scheduled meetings, starting at 8 a.m. EST and lasting until midnight. We recognize the diversity of our members and although we don’t endorse any particular holiday, we want to support our members who do celebrate those days.

Sunday, December 25th—Christmas Day
Surprises of Working the OA Program

Sunday, December 25th—Hanukkah (
The Miracle of Recovery

Monday, December 26th—Kwanzaa / Boxing Day (
We Are Not Alone

Sunday, December 31st— New Year’s Eve (
Celebrating Our Freedom from Compulsive Eating

More News

Sharon D is our new Intergroup Chair and she will name a Vice Chair. I, Barbara R. am the new Secretary. Many of you know my regular email address. The reply address for this mailing is and you may use either to reach me. Let me know howI can help you as webmaster or secretary.

Have a Merry Abstinent Christmas and a blessed new year.

The Abilene Monday meeting will be at Mad Coffee FM707, Abilene, TX 79602 at noon on the 26th,