About 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 members; 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 eating and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.

Overeaters Anonymous is a programme of recovery from compulsive eating in its numerous forms: overeating, bulimia and anorexia.

We use the Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous.

Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope.

There is a solution to the disease of compulsive overeating. We respect one another’s anonymity and share the programme of recovery with fellow sufferers.

There are no dues or fees for membership: we are self-supporting through our member’s contributions and simply ask newcomers to come and listen honestly, openly and willingly.

For those who are new to OA, you will come to learn that this is not just about weight loss, weight gain, maintenance, obesity or diets. Our programme addresses one’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being and how to improve these three aspects in their lives.

This is not a religious programme and does not promote any particular diet.

OA members differ in many ways, but we are united by our common disease and the solution we have found in the OA programme. We practice unity with diversity and we welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.

If you want what we have, and are willing to go to any length to get it,we welcome you with open arms.

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