Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. This may manifest as overeating, undereating, over-exercising, body-obsession, bulimia and/or anorexia. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Our experience shows that compulsive eating is a real addiction and that nutritional changes alone could not help us without a 12-step program and a community of others who suffer from this disease.
OA can be a resource for your clients as they work with you towards recovery from addictive food behaviors.
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.
To learn more about how OA can help your patients, we hope you will explore the following links:
- When Should I Refer Someone to OA?
- Manifestations of Compulsive Overeating:
- Our most recent publication for health professionals.
We also are happy to provide hard-copy materials for your clients. Please contact us to have materials sent to you.
Again, there are no dues or fes and all who wish to stop eating compulsively are welcome in our groups.