Overeaters Anonymous
San Diego County Intergroup Incorporated

Eating disorders are like any addiction.

OA welcomes anyone who has the desire to stop compulsive food behaviors. Many compulsives have had periods of bulimia and/or anorexia as a part of the disease of compulsive food behaviors.

In Overeaters Anonymous, you'll find members who are extremely overweight, even morbidly obese; moderately overweight; average weight; underweight; still maintaining periodic control over their eating behavior; or totally unable to control their compulsive eating. OA members experience many different patterns of food behaviors. These "symptoms" are as varied as our membership. Among them are:

Our symptoms may vary, but we share a common bond: we are powerless over food and our lives are unmanageable. This common problem has led those in OA to seek and find a common solution in the Twelve Steps, the Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous.

Helpful Publications (free)

Helpful Publications (for purchase, either at OAsis or WSO Bookstore)