Welcome to the OA NoVA Intergroup 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.

Don't Forget Today's Workshop on Slipping and Sliding at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Center Dr Alexandria, VA 22315. The library is at the intersection of Beulah and Telegraph. * * * * * * * * * *Upcoming Novation Topics - "Working with Others" - Articles due May 6th. or "Hitting Pause" Articles due June 6th. Email to: * * * * * * * * * *


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How Do You Stay Positive in Program? - Sara S., your NoVAtions editor
Excerpt from May's Novations

Addicts are often perfectionists. We focus on the mistakes we made rather than the overall picture of good work and positive progress. We dwell on the stupid thing we said in third grade or that time we looked silly in front of someone we wanted to impress. We look at the negative, and that paralyzes us into inaction or worse—



How Do I Give Service if I'm Not Abstinent? - Sabrina R., NOVA IG Chair
Excerpt from May's Novations

Not all service opportunities require abstinence. As we reach for recovery, there are many ways to be of service to our home group, our local Intergroup, other OA members, and even to World Service.

Here are just a few ideas: 

  1. Write an article for Lifeline or for “NoVAtions,” the Northern Virginia Intergroup newsletter. Send articles to !*
  2. Subscribe to “Lifeline” to help support WSO efforts.
  3. Make outreach calls.
  4. ...


Need to find a meeting?

Here are Northern Virginia's local meetings

Printable Where and When 
Interactive Where and When
Handi-cap Access Locations


Meeting Announcements

Friday Night, Arlington 100 Pounder and Everyone Welcome meeting has a new format!

The Arlington 100 Pounder and Everyone Welcome meeting will be a speaker meeting each week with an focus on the steps (in sequential order) on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.  Every week there will be a speaker either in person or they are featuring speakers via Skype when needed.  Come check it out....any compulsive eater is welcome!

Saturday Springfield Early Birds

At the request of the church, the Saturday Springfield Early Birds meeting must lock outside doors at 8:30 a.m.
That still gives you 30 minutes to oversleep!


Looking for an OA Event?OA Nova Calendar

Check the Events 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

Intergroup Meeting
Sat May 16 @10:00AM - 12:00PM

Region 7 Events

2015 Virtual 12 Steps Workshops
Sun May 10 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM
Freedom Isn't Free
Sat May 16 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM


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Questions, Requests or Suggestions?

OA Nova Hotline - 703-823-NOVA (6682)OA NoVA Info Line:
703-823-NOVA (6682)