Recent News

June 27, 2017

There are 2 partial scholarships available for the August retreat. Each scholarships is for $108 so the scholarship recipient will have to pay the remaining balance for their registration (see pricing details at To be considered for the scholarship please email requesting the scholarship. To register after receiving your scholarship, you will need to pay via Paypal or check and then email all of the answers to the registration questionnaire to so that you can be added the list of retreat attendees.

June 25, 2017

Local NYC members are in the process of searching for meeting space to start an in person OTC meeting in Manhattan. If you are willing to help the meeting get  off the ground in any way please email

AUGUST 4-6, 2017  Retreat - Registration is now open.

Early registration for the summer retreat has now begun at The retreat location is Kirkridge Retreat Center in Bangor, PA. For more information please email

Early discounted registration pricing will end July 1, 2017.

September 27, 2015
On October 6th, 2015, our Dial-in Number for the Tuesday 7 pm meeting will permanently change from (424) 203-8405 to (641) 715-3818. This is due to changes made by's account system. The access number of 732652 remains the same.

June 30, 2015


We are looking for 2 people willing to start an OTC meeting on a Saturday either in the morning or in the early afternoon (GMT). This time could work out well for European callers potentially due to the time difference. If you are willing to start the meeting by doing 6 months if co-chairing service (leading the meeting) please email

May 2015

Registration for the August 21-23, 2015 retreat can now be done online.

September 2, 2014

Beginning September 30th the Tuesday phone meeting will begin at 4:00 pm Pacific 7:00 pm Eastern. At the Sept 2 business meeting there was a group conscience that was unanimously approved to change the start time.

June 24, 2014

Open To Change Retreat Being Planned

At the May Open To Change Service Committee Meeting it was decided that a retreat would be held this year after all. No dates have been decided yet but there is a retreat committee with 2 co-chairs that have begun the task of organizing the retreat. If you are interested in joining the retreat committee and helping to make the next retreat a reality, please send an email to For more information on past year's retreat workshop topics click here. Without the service contributions of other anorexics and relationship avoidants none of our recovery events could be possible.

November 2, 2013

At the November 2, 2013 Open To Change Service Committee Meeting it was decided that our 2 priorities for the 2013-2014 service year would be to:

  1. Start a phone meeting
  2. Create a workbook for working step 4-12 with a focus on the compulsive avoidance of intimacy (i.e. sexual, social and emotional anorexia). The reason we are not starting with steps 1,2 and 3 is because Open To Change co-founder Ayana P. (in collaboration with other SLAA members) has already created the Anorexia 1-2-3: Working the Program and not the Problem while she was still an active member of SLAA. While this SLAA piece of literature is not all that she had envisioned for the project, with a little customizing (i.e. re-writing/re-orienting the first step, anyone wanting to focus on overcoming the compulsive avoidance of intimacy can still use this booklet to work Steps 1-3.
          The workbook writing team is still accepting volunteer members - if you are interested in doing service on it please contact