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Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

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6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.


Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, (FA), is a recovery programme for people who suffer from food obsession, overeating, bulimia and under-eating.


There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations.

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6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Mon – Sun6:00 AM – 10:00 PM

We have an answering machine - please leave a message and someone will call you back asap to arrange a meeting or further resources.

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays..

Languages Spoken



Food Addicts in Recovery

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - other

Programme Type

Community based support - other, Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Eating disorders


All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Phone 027 499 2669 for more information.

Click here to find a meeting near you.

If there is no FA meeting near you, you can still be supported by FA. Get in touch with us for resources and to gain a sponsor, then we encourage you to attend an AA meeting for group support. Click here to find an AA meeting near you.


Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, (FA), is a recovery programme for people who suffer from food obsession, overeating, bulimia and under-eating. The program is based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Everyone is welcome at meetings, including those who think they may have a food problem or those who are concerned about someone who may. FA is open to all men, women and teens who want to stop eating addictively.

Who might benefit from FA? 
People who find help in FA vary greatly. Some of us have been diagnosed as morbidly obese while others are undereaters. Among us are those who were severely bulimic, who have harmed themselves with compulsive exercise, or whose quality of life was impaired by constant obsession with food or weight. We tend to be people who, in the long-term, have failed at every solution we tried, including therapy, support groups, diets, fasting, exercise, and in-patient treatment programs.

Does FA work?
Some of our members have been in continuous recovery (maintaining a stable, healthy weight and enjoying freedom from obsession with food, weight, bingeing, or bulimia) for over twenty-five years. Members with five to ten years of recovery are increasingly common.

Are You a Food Addict? Take our Quiz and see.

FA 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 addictive eating and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Child / Tamariki friendly

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This page was last updated at 12:55PM on May 12, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous.