Compulsive Eaters Anonymous-HOW is a group of individuals who, through shared experience and mutual support, are recovering from compulsive eating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. CEA-HOW is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology, or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues.
Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and to carry the message of recovery to those who still suffer.
What is Compulsive Eaters Anonymous-HOW?
CEA-HOW is a Fellowship of men and women who meet to share their experience, strength, and hope with one another in order that they may solve their common problem and help those who still suffer to recover from compulsive eating. HOW meetings offer a disciplined and structured approach to the compulsive eater who accepts the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions as a program of recovery.
The Purpose of CEA-HOW
Our primary purpose is to stop eating compulsively…and we welcome in fellowship and friendly understanding all those who share our common problem.
Cost of Membership
There are no dues or fees for CEA-HOW membership. We are self-supporting through our own contributions. The only requirement to being a member is a desire to stop eating compulsively.
What does CEA-HOW Offer?
Acceptance — Acceptance of you as you are now, as you were, as you will be.
Understanding — Understanding of the problems you face now and share, almost certainly, with others in the group.
Communication — Since we find that we identify with each other, communication becomes the natural result of our mutual understanding and acceptance.
Relief — Having found acceptance, understanding, and communication with others, we have found relief from our illness and help toward a new self-acceptance and self-understanding.
Power — By the acceptance and understanding of oneself, by the practice of the twelve-step recovery program, by the belief in a power greater than oneself, by the support and companionship of the group, a door is opened to a new way of life.
Is CEA-HOW For You?
Only you can decide that question…no one else can make this decision for you. We who are now in CEA-HOW have found a way of life which enables us to live without the need for to eat compulsively. We believe that compulsive eating is a progressive illness…one that, like alcoholism and some other illnesses, can be arrested.
Remember, there is no shame in admitting you have a problem; the most important thing is to do something about it.