About Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet in order to help solve a common problem – compulsive eating.  We welcome those with any eating issues including over eating, under eating, obesity, anorexia and bulimia. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. OA is a non-profit international organization that provides volunteer support groups worldwide. Patterned after the Twelve-Step Alcoholics Anonymous program, the OA recovery program addresses physical, emotional and spiritual recovery aspects of compulsive overeating.

OA 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.

Today there are approximately 6500 meeting groups in over 80 countries throughout the world.   We also have online and telephone meetings for those unable to find face-to-face meetings.  Go to Find a Meeting on this Web site and follow the instructions to find a meeting in your area.

If you are new to OA, don’t give up before the miracle happens. OA works. It really does.  Please see “Newcomers” on this site for more information or  Visit OA.ORG for Information About the OA 12 Step Program of Recovery

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About region nine

Region Nine consists of Overeaters Anonymous meetings, Service Bodies and Intergroups from the following geographical locations: Europe, Africa, Middle East and Western Asia.

Region Nine is one of the ten regions organized to serve communication between groups and Intergroups within and between each region and OA worldwide.

What is the Purpose of Region Nine?

Our primary purpose is to carry the OA message to the still suffering compulsive overeater, wherever they may live and whatever language they may speak. In fulfilling our purpose we should ever strive to achieve worldwide unity and common policies among all countries. With love and tolerance as our code. Together we can do what we could never do alone.