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Please fill out the form below to request your AWOL be listed. All fields required. Click here to email if you need help or have questions.


While AWOLs are autonomous and co-leaders set the tone and the rules, by listing on this site, you agree that your AWOL will adhere to the following commitments as best practices in general:


  • Abstinence is defined as weighed and measured meals with nothing in between — no flour, no sugar and the avoidance of all individual binge foods. 

  • In addition, specific drugs and substances not allowed for the duration of this AWOL include: caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, marijuana, and all medication taken with the intent to alter the mood in the moment or provide situational relief from the symptoms of addiction. 

  • Taking prescribed medications out of necessity to address physical or mental conditions is between fellows and their healthcare providers. In adherence with this statement — which captures the spirit of Tradition Ten — we take no position on this outside issue.

  • You are required to have a sponsor who is an abstinent FA member. 

  • AWOLs are intended to last at least one year (though size of group and other unforeseen circumstances may impact duration).

  • Individual meetings last an hour and a half.

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