Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous (FA)- MEETING ONLINE/PHONE due to Covid
This meeting is currently closed due to the COVID -19 pandemic. As a stopgap, many FA members are getting together informally. See Below:
This meeting is currently closed due to the COVID -19 pandemic. As a stopgap, many FA members are getting together informally on phone or video gatherings to help each other stay abstinent and be available to the still suffering food addict. For more information, please contact
We will be happy to answer your questions and forward you information.
We are happy to answer your questions and forward you information.
Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat?
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, over-eating, under-eating or bulimia. Meetings are held every Wednesday Evening at Biscayne Medical Arts Bldg; BMA building is located on the Aventura Hospital Campus (separate building) in Aventura at 7:30pm.
For more information or a list of additional meetings throughout the U.S. and the world, call 781-932-6300 or visit: www.foodaddicts.org.
ABOUT FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS
Many people have resorted to desperate measures to control their weight and the way they relate to food. They’ve tried expensive diets, surgery, medications, excessive exercise, purging, extreme food restriction—all to no avail. Others don’t know where to turn or have just given up hope. Fortunately, thousands of people have found a free, effective, long-term solution in Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA).
FA is an international, non-profit recovery program modeled on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Food addicts have a relationship with food that parallels an alcoholic’s relationship with alcohol. Food addiction can manifest in a variety of ways, including over-eating, under-eating, bulimia, over-exercise, abuse of laxatives, or painful obsession with body image. No amount of willpower can lead the food addict to normal eating or sane attitudes around food and weight.
Anyone, from any walk of life, who seeks recovery from their problems with food, is welcome.
To find out, ask yourself the following questions and answer them as honestly as you can:
1. Have you ever wanted to stop eating and found you just couldn't?
2. Do you think about food or your weight constantly?
3. Do you find yourself attempting one diet or food plan after another, with no lasting success?
4. Do you binge and then "get rid of the binge" through vomiting, exercise, laxatives, or other forms of purging?
5. Do you eat differently in private than you do in front of other people?
6. Has a doctor or family member ever approached you with concern about your eating habits or weight?
7. Do you eat large quantities of food at one time (binge)?
8. Is your weight problem due to your "nibbling" all day long?
9. Do you eat to escape from your feelings?
10. Do you eat when you're not hungry?
11. Have you ever discarded food, only to retrieve and eat it later?
12. Do you eat in secret?
13. Do you fast or severely restrict your food intake?
14. Have you ever stolen other people's food?
15. Have you ever hidden food to make sure you have "enough"?
16. Do you feel driven to exercise excessively to control your weight?
17. Do you obsessively calculate the calories you've burned against the calories you've eaten?
18. Do you frequently feel guilty or ashamed about what you've eaten?
19. Are you waiting for your life to begin "when you lose the weight"?
20. Do you feel hopeless about your relationship with food?
IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE QUESTIONS, THEN YOU MAY BE A FOOD ADDICT.