Overeaters Anonymous of Marin

Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field

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.

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Lifeline Weekly Articles

How Beautifully the Sun Shines Here

I am a compulsive overeater and an authority on how it feels to weigh 300 pounds (136 kg) at five feet ten inches (178 cm) tall. I was a wife and mother, but I felt barely human and barely a woman. Every excess pound carried an old wound and hatred for myself and others. Trapped in a wall of fat ..

Renewed Recovery

During my first three years in OA, I was one of the stars. I shed 100 pounds (45 kg) in ten months and kept it off, even through pregnancy. I shared at meetings and generally felt recovered. Long before I began overeating again, I was in deep trouble. I was coasting, and as someone pointed  ..

Doing My Own Hard Work

I’ve taken care of other people all my life. Now, after six years in OA, I’m starting to take care of myself. I’m dealing with sexual abuse and other family issues as they arise. I’m also starting to socialize outside the program. This is very scary, very hard work. I’ve been told this is w ..

Hot Pen

Writing has been a very effective Tool for me through my six years in OA. My sponsor introduced the “hot pen” to me saying, “Set your pen to paper, and before you know it, the thoughts and feelings bottled up inside will flow out, and new freedom will come.” Since then, scribbling my thoughts an ..

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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