Welcome to the Northern Virginia Intergroup
of Overeaters Anonymous Website

OA's Fifth Tradition states
Our Primary Purpose is to carry the message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.
 
OA NOVA Intergroup Mission Statement
To support individuals in need of recovery from compulsive eating (e.g.: overeating, bulimia, anorexia) through empowering all meetings within the Intergroup.
 

OA NoVA Bulletins!

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Next Month's Novation Topic - "How do you use program to get through the Holidays? - Articles due November 6th. Email to: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * NEW LITERATURE MEETING FORMING IN HERDON!!!! * * * * * * * * Thursday mornings 9:30 - 10:30 in Herndon at Epiphany Episcopal Church. * * * * Click Here for details! * * * * * * * * * * * *

What is Abstinence? - Bridget (Novations Editor)
Excerpt from October's Novations

I have been in OA for approximately a year and a half now and am currently working on my fourth step. I achieved abstinence for only one month so far (months ago), and even then I struggled to clearly define what that was.

I go to meetings, ask people, and read literature searching for the answer. And still I struggle. What I have come to realize is that a) the answer will come in time,

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Behaviors/Actions That Keep Me Abstinent - Joanna
Excerpt from October's Novations

Below is a list of behaviors/actions that I have taken- in addition to getting a sponsor, working the 12 steps, and using the tools- in the past 18 months that have helped me stay abstinent and spiritually and emotionally recover. Without the program, I don't think I could have done these things for myself. I live life imperfectly but I do the things below more and more and they make my life rich and full.


I...

  • ride my bike so I can feel the air against my face instead of drive my car

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Need to find a meeting?
Where and When Meeting List
Northern Virginia's list of current local meetings
 
New Meetings 
Thursday mornings 9:30 - 10:30 am
at Epiphany Episcopal Church
 
 
Looking for an OA Event?OA Nova Calendar
 Check our Calendar for all the upcoming events!
 
Looking for a Speaker? Want to be a Speaker?
Send an email to
Speakers have at least 90 days of back to back abstinence.

OA Nova Events

NEW Literature Meeting - Herndon
Thu Oct 23 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Intergroup Meeting
Sat Oct 25 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Monthly Step Workshop
Sun Nov 02 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
Intergroup Meeting
Sat Nov 15 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
International Day of Experiencing Abstinence
Sat Nov 15 @ 1:00PM - 03:30PM

Region 7 Events

Region 7 Convention - 2014
Fri Nov 07 @ 5:00PM - 11:00AM
Call 5 and Keep ‘em Alive!
Wed Nov 12 @12:00AM

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