- In person & remote
- Adults (over 18)
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a 12 Step programme of recovery to support people who are dealing with compulsive eating and other compulsive food behaviours. The group is for anyone with who has compulsive issues with food, whether that be overeating, binging, purging, anorexia or bulimia. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively.
OA is not a diet and calories club, nor do they endorse any particular plan of eating. They practice ‘abstinence’ by refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviours, whilst working towards a healthy body weight. They do this by practising the 12 Step programme of recovery, one day at a time.
There is no need to register beforehand to attend a group – you can simply turn up. You can contact the registered OA number on the meeting page if you have any questions or would like to meet up with someone before the meeting. Each OA group is self supporting so there are no fees to join.
You can find a local meeting using the ‘Find a Meeting‘ tool on their website.
They also run telephone and online meetings.