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 adstain from compulsive overeating and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.
* O.A. Offers You acceptance -- as you are now, as you were, as you will be. We offer you understanding of the problems you face now -- and share, almost certainly, with others in the group. We offer relief having found acceptance, understanding, and communication with others, we have found relief from our illness and help toward a new self-acceptance and self understanding. O.A. offers acceptance and understanding of oneself, by the practice of the 12 step recovery program, by the belief in a power greater than oneself, by the support and companionship of the group, a door is opened to a new way of life. Here at O.A. we understand.
* IS O.A. FOR YOU? Only you can decide that question...no one else can make this decision for you. We who are now in O.A. have found a new way of life which enables us to live without the need for excess food. We believe that compulsive overeating is a progressive illness...one that, like alcoholism and some other illnesses, can be arrested. Remember, there is no shame in admitting you have a problem; the most important thing is to do something about it.
* REQUIREMENT FOR MEMBERSHIP? A desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for O.A. membership. We are self supporting through our own contributions.