What is Overeaters Anonymous?

Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.

There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues.

Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.

Read Our Invitation to You and our Welcome to OA, Welcome Home writings.

What is Region 7?

Region 7 consists of Overeaters Anonymous meetings and Intergroups from the following geographical locations: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia.

Region 7 is one of the ten regions organized to serve communication between groups and Intergroups within and between each region and OA worldwide. Visit the OA worldwide website.

What is the Purpose of Region 7?

Region 7’s purpose is to practice and safe guard the 12 Steps, Traditions, and Concepts of Service of Overeaters Anonymous.

Region 7 also:

  • Maintains direct communication with groups, Intergroups and Service Boards
  • Sponsors local Conventions & Assemblies
  • Publishes a newsletter (Region 7 Speaks)
  • Keeps speaker lists
  • Supports Officers’ expenses
  • Maintains reference & media libraries
  • Offers support and advice to Intergroups and unaffiliated groups with difficult situations involving the 12 Traditions

How is Region 7 Funded?

The funding for Region 7 comes mostly from individual OA groups, then Intergroups, then individual members who all make 7th Tradition contributions.