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.

* * * * * * * * * * NEW LOCATION - Monday night 8 pm meeting at Burke Gardens has moved to Abiding Peace Lutheran Church 6304 Lee Chapel Rd, Burke, VA 22015 * * * * * * * * * * Miss an OA NoVA Workshop? Listen to the Podcasts online by clicking HERE* * * * * * * * * *Upcoming Novation Topics - "On Sponsorship" due August 20th and "Gratitude List" due October 6th. Email to: * * * * * * * * * *


registerbtntThe new edition of OA NoVA's NoVAtions has been emailed!  

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To the Newcomer - Sara S., your NoVAtions editor
Excerpt from September's Novations

“In the wake of my spiritual experience there came a vision of a society of alcoholics, each identifying with and transmitting his experience to the next... chain style. If each sufferer were to carry the news of the scientific hopelessness of alcoholism to each new prospect, he might be able to lay every newcomer wide open to a transforming spiritual experience. This concept proved to be the foundation of such success as Alcoholics Anonymous has since achieved.”
~ Bill W.

We know; it’s weird. You probably think we’re some crazy cult. Only insane people would be this happy, right? Our insanity is the mark of those who have finally come home. When we found Overeaters Anonymous, we found ...



Those Frustrating Newcomers - December 1982, Lifeline Sampler Reprint
Excerpt from September's Novations

An OA friend shared with me his sense of frustration when he helps newcomers who are enthusiastic about the program in the beginning, then drift away.

I was one of those “frustrating newcomers.” six years ago I attended my first OA meeting while on a business trip in San Francisco. Because of my intense preoccupation with myself and my discomfort in those surroundings, I don’t remember anything that was said during the meeting. But I do remember exactly ...



Finding Your Food Triggers? - Sabrina R., NoVA IG Chair
Excerpt from September's  Novations

You may hear OA fellows in meetings share on their “red, yellow, and green light” foods. Red light foods are foods that are not safe to eat for an individual—foods that are deemed uncontrollable and trigger the desire for more. Yellow light foods are foods that are deemed safe in certain situations (e.g. not kept in the home, portion controlled, single servings, etc.). Green light foods are foods that ...



Need to find a meeting?

Here are Northern Virginia's local meetings

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Meeting Announcements

New Location - Monday night 8 pm meeting at Burke Common Gardens has moved to Abiding Peace - 6304 Lee Chapel Rd, Burke, VA 22015

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!


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Speakers have at least 90 days of back to back abstinence.


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