OA Program of Recovery


Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where 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, weight gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization 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 program. We practice unity with diversity, and we welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.

Welcome to Overeaters Anonymous. Welcome home.

Together We Can ~ Archives Page

Our OA Newsletter (PDF), published by Intergroup.

Washington DC Area OA Intergroup – Its Purpose Is to act as a clearinghouse through which groups and members can communicate quickly and efficiently for the purpose of OA business. Each group affiliated with Intergroup is encouraged to elect a member (and an alternate) to represent the group at the monthly Intergroup Meeting.
IG operates a 24-hour answering service, maintains a local meeting list, publishes a monthly newsletter, disseminates information to the public, keeps the World Service Office informed of meeting changes, and arranges marathons and retreats.
It also strives to promote the unity within the Intergroup, to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, to be aware of and serve the needs of member Groups and to carry the message of Overeaters Anonymous to the compulsive overeater who still suffers, by – -
  Furthering the OA program in accordance with the Twelve StepsTwelve Traditionsand Twelve Concepts of OA. • Maintaining a Communication Center for the Intergroup. • Providing a format for selection of Board Officer Nominees. • Providing unity of Groups and organization of Groups within the Intergroup. • Conducting various recovery events that help further the aims of the Intergroup and member Groups.