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Phone Meetings - Virtual Meetings - Podcasts

Click below to be directed to these resources on the OA World Service Website:




All telephone and online meetings take place in “real time” and must be fully interactive. To be registered with the WSO, they must fulfill the definition of an OA group, which means they meet to practice to Twelve Steps and Traditions of OA, welcome all who have the desire to stop eating compulsively, do not require members to practice any actions to remain a member or to share at a meeting, and as a group they have no affiliation other than OA.

Calls into telephone meetings are NOT toll-free.  Regular long-distance charges will apply based on the long-distance plan callers have with their telephone service provider.

Meeting Definitions

  • Open Meeting: Open to OA members and non-OA visitors. All meetings are considered open unless otherwise indicated.

  • Closed Meeting: Open to anyone with a desire to stop eating compulsively or anyone who thinks they may have a problem with compulsive overeating, this includes newcomers.

  • Special Focus Meetings (gay and lesbian, women’s, 100-pounders, maintainers, anorexic/bulimic, etc.) are composed of individuals who feel they can more readily identify with fellow OAers with similar attributes.

  • Special Topic Meetings (Big Book Study, Lifeline, Speaker, Newcomer, etc.) have a defined topic of discussion.


        (NOTE: Not all meetings have a Special Focus or Special Topic.)

According to the Traditions, bylaws and policies of OA, the only requirement for OA membership is the desire to stop eating compulsively. We ask each person attending to respect the meeting’s group conscience. All registered meetings welcome and give a voice to any person who has the desire to stop eating compulsively.

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