Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous UK
Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous (OCA) is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from OCD. There are no dues or fees; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. OCA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses not opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to recover from OCD and to help others.
We choose to remain anonymous at the public level for several good reasons. Anonymity allows us to share our personal stories, knowing that they will remain in the confidence of those who attend our meetings. Anonymity also reinforces that it is the programme, not the individual, that is responsible for the recovery. We hope that by publishing a book of this kind, others with OCD will read it and conclude that OCA can also work for them. The recovery programme, clearly explained in the following pages, when incorporated into our lives, produces the desired changes which substantially relieves our obsessive-compulsiveness.
If you are alone you may feel afraid that you really can't do this - that it is too much to ask. Remember that it takes this book and two people with OCD to have a meeting. We have found each other through many avenues and in time you will find others who want this programme. We are no longer alone.
(Based on "Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous" book, page iii)