About Overeaters Anonymous


No matter what your problem with food — compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or over-exercising — we have a solution.

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.


Wondering if OA might be the solution to your food and eating behaviors? Take our quiz to determine if you might be a compulsive eater.


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 compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.

  1. We are for anyone struggling with food or trying to determine if they have food issues.
  2. We believe compulsive eating is a disease like alcoholism is a disease.
  3. Our life-changing approach is physical, emotional, and spiritual, and based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

OA’s pamphlet for newcomers, Where Do I Start? is available as an ebooklet for just one dollar online. Download the pamphlet in Amazon kindle formatApple books, or Barnes and Noble Nook format.

If you prefer a hard copy and are a newcomer or want to give one to a newcomer, please contact us.

This website is operated by the Greater Atlanta Intergroup. Learn more about what an Intergroup is and does.


The best way to connect and learn more is at a meetingThere are many different meetings on many times and days throughout the greater Atlanta region. Find meetings in the Greater Atlanta area here. Note that many meetings moved to online or phone during the pandemic. Some have resumed in-person or are in transition. Check listings carefully for details.

Newcomers are welcome at all OA meetings!

A special Newcomers meeting is held the 4th Saturday of each month in an open question and answer format for anyone to attend. If you have questions and/or want more information, this is a great place to learn more! Speaker(s) share experience, strength, and hope, followed by a time for questions and answers. All are welcome to attend, whether newcomers or not. Click here for details.

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