Yes. There are no requirements for sharing at any OA meeting—face-to-face or virtual.
FAQ Category: New to OA
No. We will only ask you to share your first name so we may welcome you.
There are two ways of attending an OA meeting: face-to-face and virtually. Face-to-face meetings are where members travel to the meeting location and are in the same physical space while sharing and hearing what each of the members has to say. Virtual meetings are newer and depend on technology to provide the location/space for the … Continued
We gather around a table or in a circle of chairs. Our meetings follow a format (like a script) that a volunteer leader reads. The format usually includes reading the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. Other OA literature may also be read. The leader may ask “Is there is anyone here attending their … Continued
After the meeting ends, the line stays active and members may stay on to chat. This is no longer an official OA meeting. It is similar to what happens after a face-to-face meeting has ended and members gather informally to socialize.
Yes. Many members have found recovery through virtual meetings. Many others find that a combination of virtual and face-to-face meeting attendance in the course of a week works best for them.
Most virtual meeting formats are similar to face-to-face meeting formats. Although meeting formats vary, the differences between telephone and face-to-face meetings are not significant.
They are similar to face-to-face meetings, but connect through the phone or computer. For phone meetings, you’ll dial a number and enter a pin number to join the meeting. Then the moderator will tell when it is appropriate to speak and lead you through the format. An online meeting functions like a chat room or … Continued
Different online meetings have different sign-in instructions. There is a meeting URL listed for each online meeting. Enter that URL into your Internet browser. Then, refer to “Login Procedures” under the “Open Details” link for specific instructions. An email address and/or a telephone number is listed, if you would like more information. The Virtual Region … Continued
OA telephone meetings are listed on the Find a Meeting page. The meeting description will include the phone number and the access code.