OA Meetings in English in Saint Germain en Laye, France.
The first Overeaters Anonymous (OA) meeting was held in 1960 in Los Angeles, California. Since
that time it has grown to about 7,000 meetings in more than 80 countries—about 54,000
OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, obesity or diets. The OA program
covers physical, emotional and spiritual recovery for those who suffer from compulsive eating.
Members and recovery on all three levels by following a Twelve-Step program patterned after
Alcoholics Anonymous. Members who recover through the Twelve Steps and that yoyo dieting is a
thing of the past. They no longer wish to return to eating compulsively.
OA is not affliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or
religious doctrine and takes no position on issues outside of its own program. No membership
dues or fees are required for participation in OA. The organization is self-supporting through
members’ voluntary donations and the sale of OA literature.
In OA, you’ll find members who are morbidly obese, extremely or moderately overweight, average
weight or underweight; still maintaining periodic control over their eating behavior; or totally
unable to control their compulsive eating. The only requirement for membership in OA is a desire
to stop eating compulsively.
Similar to other Twelve Step programs, a key tenet of OA is anonymity, which oers members
freedom of expression, equality and safeguards within the OA community. Anonymity at the level
of press, radio, television and other media of communication provides assurance that OA
membership will not be disclosed. This protects both the individual and OA membership as a
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