For Newcomers

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

Are You a Compulsive Overeater?

If you’re wondering whether OA is for you, we invite you to take this quiz to learn more. 


We have a number of meetings (virtual meetings and face-to-face meetings, depending on your comfort level) here in Central Virginia, and all are welcome, newcomers and oldtimers alike.

If you can’t find a local meeting that works for you, there are Zoom meetings and phone meetings all times of day or night around the world, and you can attend any meeting. 

What to Expect and How to Start

If you have concerns about your relationship with food, we hope that you’ll give yourself a chance for recovery in OA.  

Meetings are available in person, online and by phone.  

We recommend that newcomers attend at least six different meetings to help you decide if OA is for you.  

Below are some resources, but please don’t think you have to figure it all out at once; going to a meeting is a great first step.

​​And Your Journey Begins

​Program Basics ​​

​What is OA About?

What to Expect at a Meeting