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.
 
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What am I doing "Right" in my program? - Bridget (editor) 
Excerpt from February's Novations

As addicts we have a tendency to focus on what we are doing wrong, whether it is in life, love, or program. It is not in our nature to seek within ourselves what it is we are doing right.

I admit, especially when I am deep into my depression or my disease, I have a particularly hard time identifying these things. However,...

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Just being in Program - Anonymous
Excerpt from February's Novations

What am I doing right? I asked myself this question and thought “Well all I do is go to meetings and work my steps. It’s really not much.”  But then I realized that I have been abstinent for quite a while now. My life is ...

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Finding Freedom through Acceptance - Sarah
Excerpt from February's Novations

I've been working on this thing called "recovery" for a long time. I've hit rock bottom and I've danced on the pink cloud. However, I'm finally accepting that being in recovery doesn't mean life will always be easy and at first it may actually be harder. I'm also finding that I cannot discover the truths about myself and my illness - both good and bad - unless I'm abstinent. And most of all, I'm learning that recovery does not come without committed effort, but that it's all so worthwhile.

In the past, I always wanted and assumed life would be easier if only I wasn't defected with an eating disorder. Well lesson learned ...

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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
 
 
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 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

MEN IN OA phone meeting
Tue Feb 10 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Intergroup Meeting
Sat Feb 21 @10:00AM - 12:00PM

Region 7 Events

2015 Virtual 12 Steps Workshops
Sun Feb 08 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM
Unity Day - 2015
Sun Mar 01 @ 1:00PM - 04:30PM

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