Practice an Attitude of Gratitude!

Compulsive Overeating is an equal opportunity destroyer

Sorrow is looking back; worry is looking around; hope is looking forward

Getting something you've never had requires doing something you've never done

I came for the vanity and stayed for the sanity

If you keep doin' what your doin',
you'll keep gettin' what your gettin'

Dwell on the problem and the problem gets bigger. Dwell on the solution, the solution gets bigger


Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another’s anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.

obsession with body weight, size and shape


OA members experience many different patterns of food behaviors.
These "symptoms" are as varied as our membership. Among them are:
- eating binges or grazing
- obsession with body weight, size and shape
- laxative or diuretic abuse
- inability to stop eating certain foods after taking the first bite
- constant preoccupation with food


Do I eat when I’m not hungry, or not eat when my body needs nourishment ?

Do I go on eating binges for no apparent reason, sometimes eating until I’m stuffed or even feel sick ?

Do I have feelings of guilt, shame or embarrassment about my weight or the way I eat?

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Only you can decide that question. No one else can make this decision for you. We who are now in OA have found a way of life which enables us to live without the need for excess food. We believe that compulsive eating is a progressive illness, one that, like alcoholism and some other illnesses, can be arrested. Remember, there is no shame in admitting you have a problem; the most important thing is to do something about it.

Why is OA anonymous?

Anonymity allows the Fellowship to govern itself through principles rather than personalities. Social and economic status have no relevance in OA; we are all compulsive eaters. Anonymity at the level of press, radio, television and other media of communication provides assurance that OA membership will not be disclosed.

Where can I find OA?

You can click on the ``Annapolis Meetings`` or visit the Find A Meeting

How Is OA funded?

Overeaters Anonymous has no dues or fees for membership. It is entirely self-supporting through literature sales and member contributions. Most groups “pass the basket” at meetings to cover expenses. OA does not solicit or accept outside contributions.

Todays Meetings

Saturday AM Literature Study (Annapolis Area)
Saturday @ 10:00 AM
Spa Creek Center
35 Milkshake Lane
Annapolis, MD
Saturday Step Study (Annapolis Area)
Saturday @ 9:05 AM
Spa Creek Center
35 Milkshake Lane
Annapolis, MD
Saturday 10:00 AM (Southern Maryland)
Saturday @ 10:00 AM
Middleham Parish Hall
Rm 765
10210 Hg Trueman Rd
Lusby , MD 20657
Saturday 10:00 AM (Lower Shore - Diamond State Intergroup)
Saturday @ 10:00 AM
Christ United Methodist
(room is at the rear, left side of the church)
211 Phillip Morris Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
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Upcoming Events

Weekend Walk Through the Steps 2015 | June 5, 2015
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Latest Virtual Speakers

Amy | Sunday Meeting | May 3, 2009
Anne | Sunday Meeting | April 26, 2009
Jane | Sunday Meeting | April 19, 2009
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Latest Newsletters

OA Nova Novations October 2014 Newsletter
AAIG Newsletter – Fall 2014
AAIG Newsletter – Summer 2014
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