Welcome Newcomers

We're glad you're here!  Many of your questions will get answered when you attend meetings, find a sponsor and work the program.  Remember, it's just a few simple things...one day at a time!

There is a time during each meeting where newcomers are encouraged to let the fellowship know that you're new and potentially looking for a sponsor.   There are newcomer greeters at the meetings.  If you're ready to find a meeting now, simply click the link below.   A life of sane and happy usefulness is what we are promised as a results of working these steps!

Connecting with Others to Share Recovery


It Works When You Work It

Meetings in the virtual world are very different than face-to-face meetings. Meeting attendees are compulsive eaters from all over the world. Our virtual fellowship has been online since 2009 and, together, we work the program daily to help compulsive eaters who are suffering with food addiction.

Are You a Compulsive Eater?


The 12 Steps

The 12 Traditions

The 12 Steps

Our way of life, based on the 12 steps, has brought us physical, emotional and spiritual healing, which is nothing short of miraculous. What works for us will work for you, too!  We willingly give to others what we have so generously been given as a means of remaining abstinent and free from the bondage of food addiction.


15 Questions

The 12 Traditions

The 12 Steps

Here's a quick quiz that many find helpful in answering the question: 

Am I a compulsive eater?

There are no right or wrong answers, but you may find some comfort in knowing that you are not alone!

The road to recovery is just a phone call or a meeting away!


The 12 Traditions

The 12 Traditions

The 12 Traditions

The 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) were first written in 1946 as a means of ensuring effectiveness and permanent unity within the fellowship.  The 12 Traditions are to the groups as what the 12 Steps are to the individual.  They outline the principles and standards that safeguard our survival and allow the many groups of Overeaters Anonymous to thrive. 

Do I Belong? / Does OA HOW Work? / How do I Join?


Here are some helpful Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about OA HOW and our program of recovery.