Our 12th step suggests that we carry the message to compulsive eaters, but they're not all outside the rooms. "Twelfth-Step-Within" refers to the fact that we have members in the rooms who are in relapse and need to hear the message, too. Here are some suggestions from Region 2 about ways to carry the message to them:- Start a twelfth-step-within meeting using this suggested format: https://www.oa.org/pdfs/recovery_from_relapse_meeting_format.pdf- Work with relapsers yourself and encourage others to do the same. Remember--relapse is not contagious.- Invite a "relapse and recovery" speaker to meetings and OA events in your area. Stress to those who attend that relapse may be ...
Posted Oct 4, 2015, 12:31 PM by oasv webmaster
Give service at Convention!
Next year's Region 2 Convention will be June 24-26, 2016, right near us in Milpitas. The planning committee has some great service opportunities for you to charge up your recovery and work with some great people. Read the Call for Service flyer to learn more, and put Convention 2016 on your calendar now! Visit the Convention website.
Posted Sep 27, 2015, 4:12 PM by oasv webmaster
Overeaters Anonymous Silicon Valley (OASV) Intergroup serves the OA meetings in Santa Clara County, California, including Mountain View, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Hollister, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, Santa Clara, and Saratoga.
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What is Overeaters Anonymous?
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating using theTwelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another's anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.
Unlike other organizations, OA is not just about weight loss, obesity or diets—it addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. OA is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. To address weight loss, OA encourages members to develop a food plan with a health care professional and a sponsor. If you want to stop your compulsive eating, welcome to Overeaters Anonymous.
Check out the information on our New To OA pages.
OA is open to people with all types of bodies. You do not have to be overweight to benefit from the program. As Tradition 3 states: "The only requirement for OA membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively."
It is possible to eat compulsively without gaining weight —as in cases of anorexia or bulimia. People with these eating disorders can also benefit from the program.
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