Sweet papers in the car and under the bed. Secret eating, sometimes at night. Stashes of food hidden in cupboards for those desperate times in the middle of the night. A feeling you just can’t satisfy your hunger. These are some of the behaviours of compulsive overeaters like Sharon, who had suffered with the disorder since she was a teen.

Sharon is a member of Overeaters Anonymous (OA), which doesn’t divulge its members’ identities or surnames and is run along the same lines as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

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