The Literature Committee is hard at work on more literature. The GreySheeters Anonymous World Service Conference has approved many concepts. We'd love to have input and contributions from the community as we develop them. GSA members will also have the opportunity to comment on the content before the books are published.
If you are a GSR, consider joining the Literature Committee as a voting member. If you are a GSA member with at least 90 days of back-to-back abstinence, you can participate as a volunteer.
Grey Sheet History Book
GreySheeters Anonymous offers a solution to the compulsive eater—the overeater, the bulimic, the glutton, the anorexic. Rooted deeply in Alcoholics Anonymous, the GSA fellowship adheres to a simple food plan and a spiritual solution to the physical, mental, and spiritual illness behind compulsive eating.
After the founding of AA, multiple twelve-step fellowships emerged to address addiction to other substances or problematic behaviors, including food. Members of Overeaters Anonymous realized that certain foods contained the same ingredients as alcohol—that certain individuals were allergic to those sugars and grains and that any amount would set off the phenomenon of craving and compulsive eating—members of Overeaters Anonymous developed the GreySheet. For a time, OA members recovered using the GreySheet, but controversies led to schisms. As OA adopted “dignity of choice,” their fellowship split into multiple fellowships. GreySheeters founded a new fellowship, putting the GreySheet at its heart.
Here is the complete story of how and why the GreySheet was developed. What controversies surrounded its use in recovery from compulsive eating? Why did a separate fellowship emerge? Why is the food plan at the heart of the GSA fellowship? How did the GSA fellowship expand to a global community? What challenges does the fellowship face today? We will explore these questions and more as we study the history of GreySheeters Anonymous.
The Literature Committee and the GSA Archives Committee invite all GSA GSRs and ISRs to participate in this historical project by submitting stories and information about their groups and intergroups. These submissions will be compiled and included in the GSA History Book. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.