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Q. I keep hearing the term “food addict” when people introduce themselves at meetings. Is this okay today? I have always used the terms “compulsive eater,” or “compulsive overeater.” I personally do not care for the term “addict.” What is considered correct? A. The answer is there are no rules concerning how people introduce themselves at an OA meeting. Some meeting formats encourage newcomers and visitors to use first names only to maintain anonymity. I have personally heard people who are not concerned with their own anonymity within the Fellowship use their full name. I have also heard people use

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