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WHAT IS OA? Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. OA is not about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet or plan of eating. 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. OA members differ in many ways, but we are united by our common disease and the solution we have found in the OA program. Our members include overeaters, binge-eaters, bulimics, anorexics and others with problems with food. We practice unity with diversity, and we welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Welcome to Overeaters Anonymous. Welcome home.