MeetingsSpecific Focus

Specific Focus Meetings

What is a Specific Focus Meeting? Within the OA Fellowship, there are members who have discovered they are more comfortable meeting with other members who share similar attributes. All OA members are welcome at these meetings. For a full list, see the Find a Meeting page.

Here’s how you can locate them. Visit the OA website and click on Fiind a Meeting for listings of meetings worldwide. To find an online meeting, for instance, click on that category. Select your time zone and the day. Before you click on the red button, Find a meeting, click on Additional search options toward the bottom of the page to select a category. You’ll see various options you can select: Time of day, Specific Topic, Language, All Meetings (with or without visitors), and Specific Focus. The search criteria for specific focus below was current as of September 2023.

OA’s Unity with Diversity Policy

OA’s Unity with Diversity Checklist. The OA checklist provides a means for OA groups and service bodies to make certain that they are upholding the OA Unity with Diversity Policy statement. Checkpoint 9 provides a list of resources reproduced below for quick access.

List of Resources Highlighting Inclusion and Diversity

A Common Solution: Diversity and Recovery (pamphlet)

Black OA Members Share Their Experience, Strength, and Hope (pamphlet)

Focus on Anorexia and Bulimia Packet

Many Symptoms, One Solution [flyer]

OA Members Come in All Sizes (pamphlet)

To the Young Person (downloadable PDF)

To the Man Who Wants to Stop Compulsive Overeating, Welcome (pamphlet)

Welcome Back, We Care! Packet (kit)

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About Meetings

Meetings provide a vital connection for our members and visitors. We are a community of people who through shared experience, strength, and hope are recovering from unhealthy relationships with food and body image.

Overeaters Anonymous offers over 6,400 face-to-face and virtual meetings worldwide, and in languages other than English. Find a meeting that will work for you and your schedule. Meetings help us learn about the Tools and Steps, and also provide fellowship, which is critical to our recovery. We have discovered we need each other to get well. To see our current meetings in Southern Arizona, click on THIS LINK.

To find a meeting – whether it be Face-to-Face, Online, Telephone, or, Non-Real-Time – visit to learn more. The types of meetings listed below are linked to the Overeaters Anonymous website for your convenience.

Face-to-Face. To find these meetings, provide location details.

Phone. Be sure to read the information below.

Online. You do not need to register to attend an OA meeting.


Specific Focus Meetings

If you are part of an underrepresented group in OA, you may want to try a Specific Focus Meeting for a variety of underrepresented groups. All OA meetings are open to ALL members; however, Specific Focus Meetings can help some members feel more at home. Click HERE to learn more.

Sharing OA Copyrighted Material

Click HERE to read the letter from the World Service Organization (WSO) Board of Trustees (2022) about sharing copyrighted material electronically.