Overeaters Anonymous of Marin

Marin Headlands

Overeaters Anonymous of Marin

PO Box 3965
San Rafael, CA 94912
(415) 927-2245

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To the Newcomer

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet in order to help solve a common problem - compulsive overeating, which includes obesity, anorexia and bulimia. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively.

Please read "Our Invitation to You", check out our website and attend a meeting. What ever your problem with food, OA welcomes you.

OA Related Announcements

 Election of Intergroup Board – December 2015

 Group Inventory - Question of the Month

 Intergroup Service Positions Open

 News from OA Region 2

 News from OA World Service Organization (WSO)

 Oct. 17th | Intergroup Meeting - All are Welcome!

 Oct. 21st | OA Booth at Marin Senior Fair SERVICE NEEDED!

Lifeline Articles

All the Layers

I recently broke through denial and fear to acknowledge my character defects by attending an OA retreat focused on working Steps Six and Seven. I broke through the fear by engaging in all of the writing and activities throughout the weekend, sharing with my small group, and sharing with the larg Read more...

What, Me Compare?

For most of my life, and definitely before recovery though abstinence and Overeaters Anonymous, I spent my time first looking at others, next at myself, and then throwing up my hands in despair. Other women were always better: better body; better boyfriend; better hair, clothes, brains, job&mdas Read more...

Digging Deep

In my first Fourth Step over ten years ago, I identified my major character defects as fear, people-pleasing, and low self-esteem. I thought those covered them all. These were easy defects of character for me to admit because I figured sharing them would get me sympathy. Who would still like me  Read more...

Method for Living

The first time I entered the OA rooms in the late ’80s, I knew I had found what I needed. I was so impressed by the honesty I heard and amazed by people openly sharing their character defects. It was an eye-opener. I don’t think I even thought about my character defects before that day. I was wh Read more...

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Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.

There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology, or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues.

Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.

OA Marin Serves

Marin County, California which includes the cities of Belvedere, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Dillon Beach, Fairfax, Forest Knolls, Greenbrae, Inverness, Kentfield, Lagunitas, Larkspur, Marin City, Marshall, Mill Valley, Nicasio, Novato, Olema, Point Reyes, Ross, San Anselmo, San Geronimo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Stinson Beach, Tiburon, Tomales and Woodacre