What material is copyrighted?

All OA Conference-approved and Board-approved literature is copyrighted by Overeaters Anonymous, Inc. To assist members in carrying the message of recovery, OA groups and service bodies may reprint some items without having to submit a written request to the WSO. Go to Copyright Requests to learn more and to obtain copyright permission forms.

Can I use the OA logo?

Logo permission must be obtained in advance from the WSO for any reproduction or use of the Overeaters Anonymous, Inc., logo. The OA logo may only be used in connection with the official OA business of a registered group or service body. Anytime the OA logo is used, the material must include the name of … Continued

Are the WSO staff OA members?

Some staff members are members of OA and some are not. All are hired for their professional expertise and their desire to serve the OA Fellowship. We respect their anonymity as we would any member of OA.

Does the World Service Office set OA policy?

The World Service Office does not make decisions on policy for the Fellowship. The staff serves the Fellowship and follows its direction as set by the annual World Service Business Conference and the Board of Trustees.

How do I contact the WSO?

By telephone: 1-505-891-2664 By mail: PO Box 44727, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87174-4727 USA Contact page

What is the World Service Office?

The World Service Office, located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico USA, works to provide quality support and services to the OA Fellowship. These services include: worldwide OA meeting directories, websites with recovery content and news, public information activities, World Service Conferences and Conventions, and more than 150 literature and recovery-related items.

How can I become a member of the Board of Trustees?

Trustees are elected at the annual World Service Business Conference for a period of three years and serve no more than eight consecutive years. Qualifications for trustees (OA Bylaws, Subpart B, Article VII, Sections 3 and 4): seven years in the Fellowship five years of service beyond the meeting level attendance as a delegate to … Continued

When is it appropriate to contact a member of the Board of Trustees?

Contact the Board of Trustees when you need guidance on an issue within your local meeting, intergroup, or service board. Over the years we have learned that most problems at meetings or intergroups/service boards can be answered by reviewing the guidelines, Traditions, and Concepts and discussing the matter during a group conscience. When an issue … Continued