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Important Information on Telephone and Online Meetings (talk, text, and video chat)

Telephone and online meetings are vital parts of the OA Virtual Region.

All OA meetings are autonomous and use free conference calling services that are not managed by OA. Anyone can dial into the call, so in the spirit of your own safety and security, please leave your contact information at your own discretion. Please note that some meetings choose to record all or part of a meeting for playback at a future time. By accessing and using information on this list, you agree that you have been notified that a telephone or online meeting may be recorded. To maintain your anonymity, instead of your own name, you always have the option of using a fictitious name, or none at all. You may also listen without speaking. Be advised that in some cases, your phone number, name, or email address may be visible to others in the meeting.

Calls into telephone meetings are NOT toll free. Regular long-distance charges will apply based on the plan callers have with their telephone service provider. Some members have had problems with phone calls being blocked. Please click here for some suggestions for this issue.

You do NOT have to register to ATTEND any OA meeting.

Overeaters Anonymous has approximately 6,500 meetings in over 80 countries. Use the search options above to find a face-to-face meeting.

To be registered with the WSO, OA meetings must fulfill the definition of an OA group, which means they meet to practice the 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.

Alternative Methods to Finding an OA Meeting Near You — If you aren’t able to find a meeting in your city, please consider attending an online or telephone meeting or select the service body tab. Service bodies are central OA offices located in most urban areas. These offices are usually staffed by volunteer OA members who will be happy to answer your questions and assist you in finding a meeting in your area.

Meetings may list additional information, such as “open” or “closed” or may list a special focus or topic. Click here for definitions of these terms.