Newcomers Packet and other Free Downloads Now Available

The newcomer is the most important person in Overeaters Anonymous, so there is great news! The newcomer pamphlet is now available as a free download.  Please share this information.

Where Do I Start? newcomer’s pamphlet: 

Additional free downloads:

Quick links to more Bookstore resources

Face-to-Face Meetings at Galano Club

Three meetings that were meeting in the Overeaters Anonymous office are now located at Galano Club,  585 Dutch Valley Road NE Atlanta, GA 30324, near Piedmont Park. The club is following CDC guidelines, which presently means masks are required. Parking is available in the building lot and also along adjoining streets.

-The Spirituality Meeting on Sundays at 10:30 am is a hybrid meeting (both face-to-face and online). The group meets in Room 4.

– The Monday Noon group meets 12:00 noon in Room 2.This is a Big Book and 12 Step study.

-The Saturday 9:00 am group meets in Room 2. The group rotates 12 step study and speaker meetings.

-A new Wednesday Noon group meets 12:00 noon in Room 2. Format is TBD.




IG Office Going Virtual Mar 15, 2022 – “Yard” Sale Feb 5.

In order to be good stewards of our resources, the Intergroup decided some time ago that a physical office was no longer necessary. The decision was made to let the lease expire at the end of March.

The office will be closed as of March 15. Any groups meeting there are in the process of locating new meeting spaces. Please be sure to check meeting listings carefully.  

All groups need to remove any of their own materials or equipment as soon as possible.

There will be a “Yard Sale” on February 5, 2022 from 10:30-1:00 pm to dispose of some of the furnishings and so forth that are in the office.

Newcomer Brochure Now Available as e-Doc


OA’s pamphlet for newcomers, Where Do I Start? is now available as an ebooklet for just one dollar online. Download the pamphlet in Amazon kindle format, Apple 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 Eileen H, PIPO Chair.


Temporary Sponsors: Newcomer’s First Twelve Days

Consider being a temporary sponsor for Newcomers!

What is the purpose of the First Twelve Days in OA?

• To help newcomers, returning OA members, and other members learn about the OA Twelve Step recovery program by using this personal, short-term introduction to Overeaters Anonymous.
• To help sponsees learn how the OA recovery program might help them to stop hurting themselves with food.
• To help members who may be ready to sponsor but are reluctant to do so. This is an opportunity for a member to help a newcomer in a very structured way and to experience what it might be like to be a regular sponsor.

The new Temporary Sponsors: Newcomers’ First Twelve Days is now posted online. This is new Conference-approved literature. 

Here is the direct link:

Important Message from Intergroup

Freedom and HopeAs we are experiencing uncertain times it is important to remember what our program and our fellowship is all about:  Perfecting and enlarging our spiritual life through service and self-sacrifice for others.


(Please check the meeting list for special notices about meeting changes and you may want to contact the meeting contact to confirm).

Read this important information about Zoom meetings.

Please also see more information about support for virtual meetings.

Finally, it is important that we do not give in to fear (as well as any other emotions)!  Be sure to continue your step work, continue to support, reach out and encourage one another, and, most importantly, continue to allow your HP to guide you!

The board is here to help groups and individuals carry the message so feel free to reach out to us with questions or concerns.

Atlanta OA Intergroup Board


Navigating the OA Bookstore

Literature is an important tool for recovery! Some folks have reported challenges finding specific resources on the official OA Bookstore, so….

Here’s a guide with some quick links to key resources.

Did you know that OA even has some resources available for digital download or on mp3 files or audio CD’s?

In addition, if you like to use an e-reader, Amazon and Barnes and Noble have some books available in e-reader format. Some books are available in the library, too.

Don’t forget that public information/public outreach materials are available in the Intergroup Office in the plastic file drawers on top of the file cabinets. Let’s all reach out!