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.

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Starting Over - Bridget
Excerpt from April's Novations

For two years I have been working an imperfect program... and that is ok. The key to working my program has been to "keep coming back” and to not be afraid to start over. 

Even when I am struggling with life and everything in my body and mind is telling me "I don't need this" or "not today", I have to remind myself of what happens when I don't go to meetings. How I slip further away from myself and deeper into my compulsive habits. Unfortunately sometimes the negative voices win out. So what do I do when I come back to my senses?



A Teen in OA - Anonymous
Excerpt from April's Novations

I think I was fourteen when I hit bottom, but it’s not too clear because at that time I felt my entire life had been a bottom. I couldn’t handle anything, so I retreated into a world of insanity. All I wanted was either for Prince Charming to come and take me away from it all, or to be placed somewhere under in-patient care.

Desperately, I tried to convince my mother that I was crazy and that I needed help; but at the same time I resented any attempt she made to help me. Being so deep in my sickness, I could not see that Mom, too, needed help.


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Here are Northern Virginia's local meetings

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Meeting Announcements

Literature Meeting in Herndon is closed!

Thursday mornings 9:30 - 10:30 am at Epiphany Episcopal Church


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


OA Nova Events

Abstinence Workshop
Sat Mar 28 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Promises Workshop
Sat Mar 28 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Intergroup Meeting
Sat Apr 18 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Slipping and Sliding Workshop
Sat Apr 25 @ 2:30PM - 04:30PM

Region 7 Events

Recovery by the Sea ~ Beach Retreat 23
Fri Mar 27 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
2015 Virtual 12 Steps Workshops
Sun Apr 12 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM


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