OA Young Persons’ Meeting
Monday nights at 7:30pm EST

Zoom Information
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88367440320?pwd=N01lc2hlM1o3Slg0U1ZmbTJEMFlPZz09
Meeting ID: 883 6744 0320
Passcode: youngpeeps

OA defines a "Young Person" as someone who is between the ages of 18 and 30*, & this meeting was started by and for OA members in that age group who are in recovery. The meeting format and topics are centered around Young Persons' perspectives.

Meeting Topic Schedule

  • 1st Monday of Month - Step meeting - steps correspond with month (ex: January - Step 1)

  • 2nd Monday of Month - Light a Candle meeting - speaker share with questions afterwards 

  • or Speaker meeting - speaker share with member sharing afterwards

  • 3rd Monday of Month - Special Topic - chosen by group, usually followed by writing

  • 4th Monday of Month - Big Book meeting

  • (If month has five weeks) 5th Monday of Month - Special Topic - chosen by group, usually followed by writing

* While anyone is welcome, the emphasis is for those 30 & under, or those who were 30 or under when they came to program. We strongly suggest that anyone under 18 be accompanied by a parent or other adult, though their attendance in the meeting room itself is not necessary.

Contact Victoria 631-252-3409 or the Young Persons’ meeting steering committee at suffolkoayoungpersons@gmail.com with any questions.

Resources for Young People:

-Young People's Retreat 2021 Recordings

-MidHudson Intergroup Trudge Talk: Young People in Recovery Podcast

-OA World Service Young Persons Podcasts

-List of Temporarily Virtual YP Meetings (OA.org)

-List of Virtual YP Meetings (OA.org)

-One Symptom, Many Solutions Document

-What Brought Us Here & Why We Stay Document

Do you belong in OA?

  1. ​Do you eat as a response to all kinds of feelings -- highs, lows, and in-betweens?

  2. Does your overeating make you miserable?

  3. Do your eating habits interfere with your social life; or does your social life revolve around food?

  4. Do you eat normally in front of others and binge when you're alone?

  5. Do you drift off in class because you're thinking about food or losing weight?

  6. Do you hate gym and other activities because of your weight?

  7. Do you spend more than you would like to on junk food?

  8. Do you sometimes steal food -- or money to buy it?

  9. Do you pass up dances and other events because you can't fit into nice clothes?

  10. Do you resent people's comments and "helpful suggestions" about your weight or the amount of food you eat?

​​If the answer to most of these questions is "Yes," you're not alone. Many people, including a lot of teenagers, suffer from the disease of compulsive overeating -- a disease from which we can recover. (Courtesy of OA South Bay)