About

WHO WE ARE

Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous
 (ABA) is a fellowship of individuals whose primary purpose is to find and maintain recovery in our eating practices, and to help others gain recovery. 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 affiliated with any other organization or institution, nor are we allied with any religion.


WHO WE ARE NOT

ABA is a non-professional organization and is not therapy, nor is it intended to replace professional medical treatment. Anorexia and bulimia are serious and potentially fatal conditions whose physical manifestations must be corrected before there can be any hope for mental and spiritual recovery.

We encourage all sufferers to also consult with qualified and knowledgeable health care professionals.


OUR RECOVERY PROGRAM

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. http://halifaxartfestival.com/xanax. 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.

In ABA we find the guidance and compassionate support of other anorexics and bulimics who have gone before us in recovery, and we receive the courage to surrender our unhealthy behavior patterns. Each of us comes to connect with a Higher Power of our own understanding, who heals our minds as we stay sober physically.

RIGHT FOR YOU?

The following documents may help you identify whether the ABA program is right for you:

 

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General Service Office Hours

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.

Letter from the President
Next Board / GSA Meeting

The next board meeting will be Monday July 20th, 2020, at 6:00 pm Mountain Time/8:00 pm Eastern TimeClick here for more information about attending the meeting in person or via Zoom or phone and for the agenda for this meeting.

Inventory Committee

Inventory Committee. Minutes, reports and documents can be accessed here:

 
*note: you may need to create a gmail account to access
Committee Meetings

Meeting Support Committee

This committee needs a Chair.

Please contact Amy amygillard50@gmail.com for further information.

Public Information Committee

Please contact Alison alison.ensworth@gmail.com for further information

GSO and Personnel Committee

Please contact the Chair, Kheri, k.taylor-milos@shaw.ca for further information.

Literature and Outreach Committee

Please contact the Chair, Lou, at yogi-lou@bigpond.net.au for date and time of meetings.

Retreat and Conference Committee

Please contact the Chair dawnjaitken@gmail.com for meeting date and time.

GSR Committee

The GSR Committee needs a Chair.  The GSR meets the first Saturday of each month at 2:30pm Eastern time on Zoom 615–788–8412. Pswd:361958

Website Committee

Please contact the Chair, Tammie, tammie.neumiller@breathewebsolutions.com for further information.

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