Sponsors are OA members who are living the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions to the best of their ability. They are willing to share their recovery with other members of the Fellowship and are committed to abstinence.

We ask a sponsor to help us through our program of recovery on all three levels: physical, emotional and spiritual. By working with other members of OA and sharing their experience, strength and hope, sponsors continually renew and reaffirm their own recovery. Sponsors share their program up to the level of their own experience.

Ours is a program of attraction: find a sponsor who has what you want, and ask that person how he or she is achieving it. A member may work with more than one sponsor and may change sponsors at will.

Trouble finding a sponsor in your area?

Overeaters Anonymous World Service Office offer a Mail/Email program which helps OA members reach out to one another. Participating members correspond by mail or email to share recovery and to discuss working OA’s Twelve-Step program of recovery with other OA members around the world. You can find an OA pen pal or a sponsor by mail, or you can sponsor another member by mail.