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.


IDEA (International Day Experiencing Abstinence) Event – Saturday, November 15, 9:30 – 3:00, in Sierra Vista.  Click here for the flyer.

Intergroup Board Elections for 2015

It is time to elect new member to our SEAZ Intergroup Board and appoint new Committee Chairs. We especially need candidates for: Meeting List Chair, Special Events Chair, Resource Library/Lifeline Chair, 12th Step Within Chair. This is a great way to give back to OA and expand your understanding of the traditions and concepts of OA. Board Position Descriptions and Qualifications are listed in the Bylaws, beginning at the bottom of page 4.   Committee Chair Job Descriptions are here. If you are interested in doing any of these service positions, here are the Board Nomination form and the Committee Chair Form.

NEW YOUNG PERSON’S MEETING: Saturdays at 4:00 PM, University of AZ Medical Center

1501 N Campbell Ave, Room 2500-C (in the Southwest corner of the cafeteria).  Click here for flyer.

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.

(DOWNLOADABLE) Sound Bites from Overeaters Anonymous: First Part ‘A Plan of Eating’ This is a series of interviews of OA members sharing their experience, strength and hope. Part of an oa.org World Service Office (WSO), Public Information intiative. Our very own SEAZ Ingergroup World Service Delegate helped! NOTE: Naomi Lippel mentioned on the marquee is a non-OA member employed by our OA WSO.

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