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August News Release - Passport 55 presents ÔÇťOvereaters Anonymous"

NEWS RELEASE  -  August 9, 2016  -  Contact:  Betty S. Weemes,  787.5117

Want to learn more about eating disorders?  Come join us for the Passport 55 program on Thursday, August 18, at 10:00 a.m., at Roby Adult Center and learn about Overeaters Anonymous.  The speaker will share a program of recovery from compulsive overeating, binge eating, and other eating disorders using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the eating disorders anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder, and their variants, all feature serious disturbances in eating behavior and weight regulation.  They are associated with a wide range of adverse psychological, physical, and social consequences.  A person with an eating disorder may start out just eating smaller or larger amounts of food, but at some point, their urge to eat less or more spirals out of control.  Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape, or extreme efforts to manage weight or food intake, also may characterize an eating disorder.

OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions. 

Passport 55 is a health-related, free program, open to the public as a community service.  It is presented each month at Roby Adult Center, 203 College Street by Laughlin Memorial Hospital in partnership with the Adult Center.

Additionally, Overeaters Anonymous meets at Laughlin Memorial Hospital in the private dining room, next door to the cafeteria, each Sunday at 4:00.  Registration is not necessary.

For additional information, contact the Laughlin Health Care Foundation at 787.5117.