Welcome to OA. Welcome home!
If you have issues with binge eating, purging/bulimia, anorexia, and body image, you are in the right place. Even if you are not sure why you are gaining weight, come on in.
Overeaters Anonymous Silicon Valley (OASV) Intergroup serves OA meetings in Santa Clara County, California, mainly Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, and Sunnyvale. Questions? Call us at (408) 940-6278. Come to an Intergroup meeting.
We are set to use ZOOM from April 7 until further notice. Click on the zoom link at 7:15 on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Look on the calendar for the phone numbers to use.
NOTE: during Covid crisis, we are only listing online and phone meetings
Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool (and a mobile app) that allows users to meet online, with or without video, or to easily connect via a standard phone. Internet-enabled devices (such as computers, tablets or smart phones) may join and "see" everyone in the meeting - even share files. Others joining via a phone have no video access, but may hear and share easily in the meeting.
What is Overeaters Anonymous?
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating using the Twelve 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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