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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Helping Others Strengthens My Program  - Sara S., your NoVAtions editor
Excerpt from June's Novations

"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

There's an OA podcast that particularly speaks to me, a Big Book workshop led by a fellow who tells Bill W.'s story as if he were a personal friend. One of the many things this fellow shares that has stuck with me is ...



“It’s just an ordinary rabbit, isn’t it?” - Deborah
Excerpt from June's Novations

This morning I was twisting around in my mind about all the things that were going on in my life.  The things that were bothering me, decisions I needed to make but didn’t want to make, conversations I needed to have but didn’t want to have because I couldn’t control the outcome or how someone else was going to react. This is a phenomenon I have come to recognize as ...



Did You Know? - Sabrina R., NoVA IG Chair
Excerpt from June's Novations

The Northern Virginia Intergroup has three subcommittees that need and welcome volunteers. There is NO abstinence requirement to join a committee, and you do not need to be part of Intergroup to serve on a subcommittee. 


Need to find a meeting?

Here are Northern Virginia's local meetings

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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 Jun 20 @10:00AM - 12:00PM

Region 7 Events

Weekend Walk Through the Steps
Fri Jun 05 @ 5:00PM - 11:00AM
2015 Virtual 12 Steps Workshops
Sun Jun 14 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM


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Questions, Requests or Suggestions?

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