Audio Stories

These are the stories of how some of our members came to find a solution to their food obsession in Addictive Eaters Anonymous. 


Some suffered from anorexia, bulimia or binge eating, some didn’t know how to stop emotional eating, and some exercised compulsively. Many of us have experienced different combinations of these conditions during our time as active addictive eaters. However the disease of Addictive Eating manifested, whether we did not know how to stop eating, or how to start, we were unable to sustain any control over our eating behaviours. Even if we did manage to control our eating or weight for a period of time, we were not happy, and inevitably slipped back into old food patterns. In these stories of recovery you will hear the solution, we in AEA have found to the food obsession: Surrender, and a peaceful, joyous way of life based around the Twelve Steps of AEA. 


This way of life is available to you, too. We suggest you listen these stories of eating disorder recovery with an open mind. Focus on the similarities, rather than the differences. Whatever your problem with food, AEA can help. 

LouiseDecember 2020
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LynnetteNovember 2020
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RitaOctober 2020
00:00 / 11:00
JillOctober 2020
00:00 / 16:28

"I ate all day, everyday" - September 2020

DianaSeptember 2020
00:00 / 17:17

"It is a joy to be sober" - September 2020

ClareSeptember 2020
00:00 / 12:25

"I started dieting at age 11" - September 2020

CarlaSeptember 2020
00:00 / 17:22

"Food was the focus of my life" - August 2020

JanelleAugust 2020
00:00 / 35:35

"The journey of bulimia was hell" - August 2020

MairiannaAugust 2020
00:00 / 12:58

"I would eat to blackout" - July 2020

PatriciaJuly 2020
00:00 / 15:42

"Forever trying to Diet" - July 2020

Robyn HJuly 2020
00:00 / 13:03

"Diets, exercise, starving and laxatives" - June 2020

ElissaJune 2020
00:00 / 28:49

"I have got an addiction to exercise" - May 2020

EstherMay 2020
00:00 / 31:11

"I got into obsessively weighing myself" - April 2020

CeliaApril 2020
00:00 / 31:52

"In the grips of a raging addiction" - March 2020

AnnaMarch 2020
00:00 / 11:00

"Addictively eating was my normal" - March 2020

MeirionMarch 2020
00:00 / 17:25

"Food did something for me" - February 2020

LouiseFebruary 2020
00:00 / 22:37

"I was trying to escape myself" - January 2020

TonyJanuary 2020
00:00 / 37:43

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AEA Stories

Our membership is diverse with people coming to the fellowship from a variety of backgrounds, and these stories represent the experience, strength and hope of individual AEA members. Any opinions expressed in these stories are those of the individual authors, and not necessarily those of AEA as a whole.


Please see our Meetings Page for details of face to face meeting times and venues. We also have regular AEA Web Events where AEA members share their experience, strength and hope online. Participants can join the web event from their phone, desktop, mobile and tablet devices. All are welcome. See details of the next AEA Web Event.

Our primary purpose is to recover from addictive eating and help others to achieve sobriety.