What Is FAA?
Food Addicts Anonymous is an organization that believes that Food Addiction is a biochemical disorder that occurs at a cellular level and therefore cannot be cured by willpower or by therapy alone. We feel that food addiction is not a moral or character issue. This Twelve Steps program believes that food addiction can be managed by abstaining from (eliminating) addictive foods, following a program of sound nutrition (a Food Plan), and working the Twelve Steps of the program. After we have gone through a process of withdrawal from addictive foods, many of us have experienced miraculous life-style changes.
Is FAA for You?
If you are a person who has struggled for years to eat healthy foods and maintain a healthy weight, FAA may be the place for you.
If you are someone that binges by eating large quantities of sweets or starches, you may find that FAA offers a solution.
If you are person who purges their body by extreme measures such as vomiting, laxatives or excessive exercise, you are not alone and may find comfort and support in our fellowship.
If you have found yourself limiting your intake of foods and have people in your life telling you that you need to eat more, you may find value and hope in this program.
Welcome to FAA. FAA Can Help!
FAA is self-supporting through our own contributions. There are no dues or fees required for membership, but only a desire to stop eating addictive foods. We are not affiliated with any diet or weight loss programs, treatment facilities or religious organizations. We neither endorse nor oppose any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay abstinent and help other food addicts to achieve abstinence.
Program of Recovery
If you decide that you are a food addict (or still unsure) after reading information on this website, then go to the “Tools of Recovery” that will assist you in beginning the program.
The real strength of the FAA program is in its membership and the support and love you receive in recovering from this disease. We suggest that you attend six meetings before deciding whether or not you are a food addict. We have face-to-face meetings, phone meetings several times daily, an email group called the FAA Loop, as well as virtual meetings. These can all be found under our “Meetings” section.