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.

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: Scroll down from this link to access the Sound Bites, a series of interviews with OA members who share their experience, strength and hope. 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.

News and Announcements

  • Hablemos Espanol! New Spanish-speaking meeting Friday, 5:00-6:30, at Little House, 840 S. 6th Ave.
  • Relapse Prevention and Recovery meeting. New meeting Tuesday, 5:30, St. Phillips Episcopal, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.
  • Upcoming Events (Flyers for all events available here)
    • Relapse Prevention and Recovery Workshop, July 21-22, 2017, St. James Methodist, 3255 N. Campbell
    • 12 Stepping a Problem, Carrying the Message, and Strong Abstinence Checklist, August 5, 2017, in Sierra Vista
    • Save the date! The annual Southern Arizona OA retreat is scheduled for October 27-29.
  • NEW BOOK! OA’s official step work guide is now available! Share the flyer with your groups and click here for more info.
  • Been Slipping and Sliding? Try this wonderful new reading and writing tool and work it with a Sponsor, a Sponsee, or a Program Buddy. Now available for download here.
  • Intergroup is in need of chairs or co-chairs for 2017 for the Resource Library/Lifeline committee
  • If you have experience as an Intergroup Rep and want to do a valuable service, contact an IR or Board member. Job descriptions and qualifications here.
  • Local Newspaper Article  about eating disorders, for which a Tucson OA member was interviewed
  • 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.
  • Newsletter delivery: If you are not receiving the Desert Recovery newsletter via email and would like to, please send an email to newsletter@oasouthernaz.org