In keeping with EDA’s 4th Tradition, use of outside literature (including literature from other Twelve Step groups) in EDA meetings is contingent on Group Conscience vote. 
To prevent impact to other groups and EDA as whole, please state, “This group has voted to include outside literature, [name of specific text]” at the start of each meeting where outside literature is used.

For the EDA Big Book, click here


EDA Step Study Workshop Worksheets
All files are in PDF format. To download free software to read this type of file, click:  (NOTE: The EDA Meeting Starter Kit is offered in a 7-Zip and a WinZip compressed format below. If you do not have the 7-Zip program, you can download it here:
EDA Meeting Starter Kit.7z
EDA Meeting Starter

(The EDA Meeting Starter Kit contains all the Meeting Book Materials, EDA Brochures and Literature listed below. The kit is offered in compressed 7-Zip and WinZip formats. See link above to download the 7-Zip program.)

*New as of July 5, 2020*
Please send comments/edits/suggestions to on our
Draft of Traditions 1-8 (part of a new EDA Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions text)

*New* We’re going to create a book of daily meditations for EDA members! Click here to add a meditation for consideration.

Introductory information for people starting a meeting
Detailed information for Meeting Leaders (EDA Meeting Guide)
EDA Zoom Meeting tips

Having trouble with your online group, in-person meeting or leaders? Please review our brochure Guide for Difficult Situations.

Fully Recovered
*New* Body Acceptance
Could you be one of us?
Newcomer Booklet
Are you new to the 12 Steps or Sponsorship?
EDA Frequently Asked Questions
Information for Professionals
EDA Professional FAQ (Flyer)
EDA At a Glance
EDA Recovery, Milestones and Balance
EDA Recovery Tools
Additional Suggestions for Recovery
Service as a Solution
EDA on Binge Eating
EDA on Anorexia
EDA on Bulimia
EDA on Emotional Eating

* Referenced in Meetings + Used in meetings
Suggested EDA Meeting Format*+
Suggested (short) meeting format for Hospitals and Institutions*+
EDA Meeting Readings+
More on Eating Disorders *
12 Steps and 12 Traditions*+
EDA Ninth Step Promises *+
EDA Motto

Topic Ideas

7th Tradition Contribution Form *The (older) EDA Step Workbook contains a few ideas (such as working with a Step Buddy) that our cumulative experience has shown to be less than optimal to support newcomers seeking recovery from an eating disorder. We think it is very important to work with a sponsor. In deference to EDA members who want to use the older material, we are leaving the (older) Step Workbook up for the time being. We encourage new members and sponsors to work from Chapter 7 in the EDA Big Book together with the EDA Step Study Workshop Worksheets. The Audios tab includes recordings of the 2018 EDA Step Study Workshop.

Additional Literature
EDA Holiday Help
EDA Guide to Difficult Situations with Meetings and Sponsorship
Twelve Concepts of Service in EDA

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