Resources for Young People

There is a new Young People's Virtual Intergroup!

Please visit https://oayoungpeople.org/ for a list of meetings.

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.

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

-OA World Service Young People

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)