Welcome to ABA

ABA uses the Twelve-Step Program adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to address the mental, emotional, and spiritual components of the disorders of anorexia and bulimia. Many people who identify compulsive overeating as the primary component of their eating disorder have been able to relate to our program and have found recovery through it. They are welcome to participate in our Fellowship.

By following the Twelve Steps we have come to a deep level of freedom from our deadly obsessions with body weight and shape and with food, obsessions that once dominated our minds and dictated the course of our lives.We learn in ABA that our eating disorders are a form of addiction, that the key to recovery is to find sobriety in our eating and exercise patterns, and that none of us can do that alone.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop unhealthy eating practices

There are no dues or fees for ABA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions

 ABA is not allied or affiliated with any other 12-Step Fellowship or outside organization

Upcoming Events

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Your ABA Newsletter

“The Self-Support Committee wants to create a monthly Newsletter to further support communication between all levels of the Program, and we need your help.

We want a way to share about upcoming events such as Workshops, Retreats,  editations, Board meetings and the Annual General Meeting, BUT, we want to have some fun with it too.

Would you like to have a sobriety milestone posted? Are you willing to share where and when you are celebrating? Share your recovery story in a paragraph or two; what ABA has meant to you.
Do you have a quote or paragraph from ABA approved literature that really
spoke to you?

Is your group struggling and needs support; ask for it through your Newsletter.

Willing to be a sponsor?  Willing to share your contact information so that those needing a sponsor can reach out to you?

If you have any other suggestions or ideas of what you would like to see in the Newsletter …. REMEMBER IT’S YOUR NEWSLETTER …. please contact Dawn at dawnjaitken@gmail.com

Thank you.

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Second Edition

Now Available on Print-On Demand!

Better shipping pricing available.

The long-awaited Second Edition of our textbook is now ready!

This second edition contains more information, new stories, and more.


Now available through Lulu.
Easier downloads.

Available immediately for download after purchase.

All proceeds go to ABA. Once downloaded we can not offer a refund.

Next Board / GSA Meeting

The next Board Meeting will be SUNDAY July, 17th, 2022, at 12:00 pm Mountain Time/2:00 pm Eastern TimeClick here for more information about attending the meeting via Zoom or phone and for the agenda for this meeting.

The AGM will be SUNDAY March, 20th, 2022, at 12:00 pm Mountain Time/2:00 pm Eastern TimeClick here for more information about attending the meeting via Zoom or phone and for the agenda for this meeting.

General Service Office Hours

This office is staffed part-time and as such, emails are only checked three times per week. Unless urgent, emails will be responded to within 72 hours. Emails are not checked over the weekend. 

As we no longer have a physical office, please email the office manager if you require any literature. Arrangements will need to be made for pick-up of  any literature orders within Edmonton and area.

Thank you for your understanding.
Letter from the President

For more information about each committee, please visit the committee page by clicking on the button below.

To the fellowship,

During this time of COVID-19 things are rapidly changing. We trust that everyone is taking good care and that each meeting is making autonomous decisions regarding how to keep everyone safe. Some live meetings have gone online and others have closed temporarily. If you have a change to your meeting such as a temporary closure, please email the office so that we can update the website.

If you are meeting live, then you may, as a group, decide not to hold hands at the end in prayer but instead to just pray next to each other. Feel free to take the actions that fit for you and your group and remember that we need to keep ourselves healthy and we also need to keep others that might be more vulnerable safe as well.

We have been told that due to closures of institutions that there is an increased demand for the services of Zoom rooms. Due to that, the Zoom system has been quite busy and there have been some connection issues with our virtual meetings. Therefore, we have instituted a back up system to connect for the AGM in case we run into problems. Please see the website for details on that.

Also, know that orders that come into the office may take longer than usual as we face the slowing down of services. We ask for your patience with this.

Remember to use all of our tools to connect with each other while taking precautions. Use your phone and email to stay connected as we all may need increased support in that way during this turbulent time. We can pray and meditate to stay grounded as well.

Be well everyone.

Amy G on behalf of the GSA Board of Directors