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. 

Meetings

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

Using Zoom

Zoom Login Instructions

If you want to participate with video, download the Zoom app to your phone or computer ahead of time. If you’re using your smartphone, download the app from the app store. If you’re using a computer, go to www.zoom.us/signin, and click the button that says “Sign up, it’s free”. Follow the instructions to be confirmed as a Zoom user.

At meeting time, open the Zoom app on your phone or sign in to Zoom on your computer (www.zoom.us/signin) and click on the “Join” icon to join the meeting. 
It will ask you to enter the meeting ID, which is 368-705-321 . You will also need a password which is 9517532460.

If you want to participate with audio only (like a phone meeting), use your phone to call 646-558-8656. Once you’re connected, 
you’ll be asked for the meeting ID and password. Punch in 368705321 followed by a # and then enter 9517532460 followed by a #.

If this is your first time attending a Zoom meeting, please log in a few minutes early in order to resolve any technical issues. Some adjustment of the audio or video settings under the application Preferences may be necessary.

Some Zoom Video Etiquette – provided by Julie W.:

1. Use the video icon on the bottom left of your screen. You can also mute your audio there.  

2. We suggest you mute the audio unless you are talking, as background noise can be distracting.

3. You can have two different views on your screen. They are found in the top right corner of your screen.    “Speaker view” has the speaker large and everyone else small, and “grid view” allows you to see everyone in a medium-size square.  

4. You can use the chat feature at the bottom center (slightly to the left) if you have questions.

5.  If you have something to say, you can use the “chat” button or raise your hand so the moderator can see you.  

6.  Once you have finished speaking, please say “pass” so we know you are done.  

Making Contact

If you have questions about Overeaters Anonymous in Central Virginia or just want to be added to our mailing list, fill out the form below to send us an e-mail. Make sure that you check the check box above the Send button if you want to be added to our mailing list. We will respond to your questions just as soon as possible.

    For questions about OA, you may also text or call the CVIG OA Infoline: (804) 362-9400

    Visit the world service web site at: OA.org

    If you are a man, you may find this web site useful: OAMen.org
    Download this flyer for more information: Men’s Resources

    There is also a Men’s OA Helpline at 347-201-0914.

    Direct Written Correspondence To: P.O. Box 70611
    Henrico, VA 23255-0611