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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Responsibility to Our Program and Ourselves - Bridget (Editor)
Excerpt from September's Novations

OA’s responsibility pledge states: “Always to extend the hand and heart of OA to all who share my compulsion; for this, I am responsible.” (OA Tools of Recovery) and we learn through attending meetings that the best way to accomplish this is to commit to the group, work the step and especially work the Tools. The Tools, I find, are infrastructure to my program. They are what keep me going, and the steps are the glue that hold it all together. It is my responsibility to commit to utilizing both. Because I believe the Tools are instrumental in keeping one grounded in OA here is the list of the Tools with a brief description.



Personal Responsibility in OA Workshop - Anonymous
Excerpt from September's Novations

On August 2nd, the Springfield Early Birds group hosted a workshop that brought to the table the idea that we are all personally responsible for our program, our lives, and how we work and live. The four member panel each took on a separate topic and discussed how the topic related to program and personal responsibility, in particular how they related to it.

The first speaker, whose topic focused on the 12 Steps and Tools, led the audience on his journey through...