How does OA Work? Alongside You!

We follow suggested Principles:
Within Overeaters Anonymous, we follow suggested principles to ensure the survival and growth of the many groups that compose OA. One of our principles – neutrality – stems from Tradition 10 which states that OA has no opinion on outside issues; hence, the OA name ought never be drawn into public controversy. If you would like to learn more about Tradition 10, please click here to video a short video.

And we Work Alongside You!
OA works alongside many like you, complementing your recommendations. What OA offers is an ongoing support system for members that encourages them to help one another – thereby weakening their isolation and loneliness. In OA, we have experienced that we get better together.

To read the latest News and Information for The Professional Community, check out this free issue of the Courier. In this free newsletter, you can read what other professionals have to say about Overeaters Anonymous.

If you would like to speak to someone at OASV on the Professional Outreach Committee, to learn more or to have free literature or a presentation brought into your organization, then please call +1 (408) 940-6278 or send email to Please allow up to 48 hours for a return reply – most requests honored within the hour.

Learn More by Attending an Open OA meeting

We encourage all professionals, but particularly those in healthcare, as well as all medical students, to attend an open OA meeting to gain a better understanding of the nature of food addiction. Attendance at a few “open” OA meetings (and all OASV meetings are “open”) can clearly show how valuable the program can be.

It is not uncommon for some compulsive eaters to find recovery with OA alone, while others may greatly benefit from the combination of healthcare treatment and ongoing OA attendance. Overeaters Anonymous supports the decisions and recommendations of the professionals we encounter.

When should I refer someone to OA?
What OA Claims
OA 2017 Survey
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