FAA’s Twelve Steps to Recovery

Members of Food Addicts Anonymous have found that working the “12 Steps” is necessary in order to maintain long term abstinence from food addiction.  As we continue to work through the Steps, we come to know a power greater than ourselves that can and will assist us in developing a manner of living that will expel the obsession with food. 

We suggest working through FAA’s 12 Steps using “The FAA Steps to Recovery” booklet that is available for purchase or download at our online store.

Food Addicts Anonymous Twelve Steps

  1. We admitted we were powerless over our food addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to food addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.


The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions reprinted and adapted with permission of Alcoholics Anonymous® World Services, Inc.