25th Annual OA Retreat Coming October 2-4 (Full)

The 25th Annual OA Retreat will be rescheduled as a zoom event.

NOTE: This retreat is full at this time.  However, a waiting list has been started.  If you would like to be added to this list, please complete the form included on the flyer for the retreat, and mail it to the address shown.  Please DO NOT include a check.  If cancellations are received, those on the list will be contacted.  At that time a $50.00 deposit will be requested.  Thank you! 

The Roswell, GA Group is sponsoring this event that is bringing a Canadian man with long-term abstinence to have a Big Book study of the 12 steps. Register today by clicking on the Retreat Flyer below:

Work the 12 Steps using the Big Book
Led by male from Canada with long term abstinence

LOCATION:

Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat Center
107 Holy Trinity Road
Fort Mitchell, AL 36856

Click here to get the 2020 Retreat Flyer

Explore Virtual Meetings

Maybe you live in a place that has few or no face-to-face meetings.  Or, perhaps you have an injury or physical limitation that makes it hard to get around. There is a solution: OA Virtual Meetings!

Virtual meetings don’t even have to be in your own time zone. Awake at 2:00 am? Join a call in Australia, if you like!

OA virtual meetings consist of telephone, online, and non-real-time meetings. Using telephone or online technology, OA members from around the world may attend meetings together. These meetings take place in “real time” and are fully interactive.  Also included are non-real-time-meetings, which do not meet in real time* (see below.)

Virtual meetings make recovery from compulsive eating possible for those who are unable to physically attend meetings, and also serve as a valuable program supplement to those who attend face-to-face meetings.

Like all registered OA meetings, virtual meetings welcome all who have the desire to stop eating compulsively, do not require members to practice any actions to remain a member or to share at a meeting, have no affiliations other than OA, and practice the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA.

Overeaters Anonymous has more than 400 recovery meetings each week for compulsive overeaters, bulimics and anorexics and the numbers continue to grow.  Meetings are available every day and most any time during the day or night.  Average attendance per meeting is 39 members.  Anyone with a desire to stop eating compulsively is welcome. – Find a telephone, online, or non-real-time meeting now!

*Non-Real-Time meetings are meetings that do not meet in real time or meetings that do not occur immediately. These meetings may take place over a period of hours or days. Examples of non-real-time meetings are email or bulletin loops, social media pages, bulletin boards or forums, and mobile applications. To register a non-real- time meeting, please complete the non-real- time registration/change form. View the current non-real- time meetings list.

Can’t make a meeting? Try a podcast!

Everyone leads busy lives, but our recovery has to come first. Podcasts are a great way to supplement face-to-face meetings. I listen when I’m sitting in traffic!  Find them online here: https://oa.org/podcasts/ or use any podcast app.

If you have an iPhone, just look for the podcast icon, which comes already loaded on your phone.  The icon looks like this:

 

Click on “search” and type in “Overeaters Anonymous.”  You will see see several programs. Some are recordings from various OA groups, and they are great, too. If you want the official OA.org podcasts, look for this icon:

 

Android users can download Google Podcasts.  Then search for Overeaters Anonymous” to find podcasts on this device.

Have an Alexa? You can also play Apple Podcasts by following these instructions.

Have fun exploring!

Eileen H.

Attend Intergroup Meetings Remotely

Note that all meetings are currently via Zoom.

Anyone may attend the monthly Intergroup Meeting of Overeaters Anonymous, which meets the second Saturday of every month from 10:30 am to noon at the OA Office. If you can’t make it in person, you can now attend via Zoom using the following instructions:

Attending Greater Atlanta OA Intergroup Meetings remotely

Shortened link:   https://bit.ly/3e6jdtL

OR (full link): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4313943661?pwd=WXJaN3JPd0NhSjA4RjFKVGFJMnJMUT09

Join from zoom.com:
Meeting ID: 431 394 3661
Password: serenity

One tap mobile:
+16465588656,,4313943661#,,#

Dial in:
+1 646 558 8656

Meeting ID: 431 394 3661

The Toolbox is Back!

After an eight year hiatus, the Atlanta Overeaters’ Anonymous Intergroup newsletter is back. If you’re curious about old issues, there still here under publications.

The purpose of the newsletter is share experience, strength and hope with the fellowship. Like all good publications, we’re embracing the web instead of having a printed version of the newsletter. We’ve also decided to publish continuously, instead of on a monthly or quarterly basis. So you can expect a handful of posts every month.

If you have a story of recovery or your experience that you want to share, feel free to email to toolbox@atlantaoa.org with your ideas and I’ll get you started. It’s easy and you’ll be doing a service to the Atlanta community!

Meeting Notes:

Meeting Location Change:

Alpharetta (Tuesday) 7pm meeting :

Temporarily meeting at:

St. David’s Episcopal Church
1015 Old Roswell Rd.
Roswell GA 30076.
(until February 2019).

Welcome to the Greater Atlanta OA Intergroup

You are not alone anymore!

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

If you are new to OA, don’t give up before the miracle happens. OA works. It really does.

What is Intergroup?

Intergroup Contact Information and Office Location

The Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous

The Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous

The Tools of Recovery

What if I don’t believe in God?