About OA

Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA.


OA Experience, Strength and Hope


Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope. Members respect one another’s anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees. It is self-supporting through member contributions.


OA is not just about weight loss, gain or maintenance. It is not about obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.


It is not a religious organization. It does not promote any particular diet. It does not hold any opinion on outside issues. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively.


Overeaters Anonymous members differ in many ways. We are united, though, by our common disease. We are united, also, by the solution we have found in the Overeaters Anonymous program. We practice unity with diversity.


We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.


In program, we find love and understanding “beyond our wildest dreams.”

Welcome to Overeaters Anonymous. Welcome home.

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