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 here in Central Virginia, and all are welcome, newcomers and oldtimers alike. Currently, most of the meetings in Central Virginia are on online (Zoom) or by phone due to COVID-19. However, some in-person meetings are starting to open up again.

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