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What is OA?

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for membership. We are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology, or religious doctrine. We take no position on outside issues. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive overeating and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.


What does OA offer?

OA offers hope to anyone who struggles with food and compulsive eating . We are not a “diet and calories” club. OA members come in all sizes and experience different patterns of food behaviors. We share a common problem and find a common solution in the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and nine tools of OA.


Members experience a new design for living.

Members experience a new design for living.

The OA program relies on the foundation built on certain spiritual principles. Overeaters Anonymous offers recovery to youth and young adults and hope to the friends and family of those who suffer from the disease of compulsive eating.


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