Addictive Eaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addictive eating.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop addictive eating. There are no dues or fees for membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
AEA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
Our primary purpose is to recover from addictive eating and help others to achieve recovery.
AEA was established in Christchurch, New Zealand by a group of men and women, who have been recovering from food addiction for many years through the help of other Twelve Step recovery fellowships, including Alcoholics Anonymous and Overeaters Anonymous.
There are others in recovery from throughout New Zealand, as well as Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States. We have found a solution in the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, as developed in Alcoholics Anonymous. We focus on the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, as our basic text, and the message of sobriety it carries.