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 to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.

For the Newcomer

Whatever your problem with food, OA welcomes you. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop compulsive behavior around food: overeating, grazing (eating throughout the day), restricting, throwing up or binging, whatever! OA charges no dues or fees. We support ourselves through voluntary contributions. Many of us have found hope and no longer abuse food!

The OA program is based on the 12 steps and 12 traditions as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. One day at a time we use the steps, traditions, meetings, and the tools of recovery. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and to carry the message to those who still suffer. Don’t worry! You are not alone. To learn more about our program and decide if it is right for you, review OA’s 15 questions and attend some meetings.

Sound Bites from Overeaters Anonymous: This is a series of interviews of OA members sharing their experience, strength and hope. Listen online or download. They are a terrific way to find out about OA if you are new, starting with Episode 1: Introducing Overeaters Anonymous .  NOTE: Naomi Lippel mentioned on the marquee is a non-OA member employed by our OA WSO.


New Meeting (beginning April 15), Wednesdays, 7:00 AM, Big Book, St. Frances Cabrini Church, 3201 E Presidio Rd, Room 3

Local Newspaper Article  about eating disorders, for which a Tucson OA member was interviewed

New Meeting:  Fridays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, New Beginnings! The Tools of Recovery, Mt View Retirement Village, 2nd Floor (ask receptionist for directions), 7900 N La Canada Dr, Tucson.  

Wednesday Keep It Simple now meets at 6:00 (not 6:30).

Audio files of OA Southeastern Arizona Workshops in February and April 0f 2014 are now available under “Find a Meeting” on our website.  Check them out.

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