Together We Can

About OA

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 organisation, 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 behaviours and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.

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About Region 9

Region Nine consists of Overeaters Anonymous meetings, intergroups and National Service Boards from the following geographical locations: Africa, Europe, Middle East and Western Asia.

Region Nine is one of the ten geographical regions – each organised to serve communication between groups, intergroups and service boards within its area. The Virtual Region supports virtual meetings and virtual service bodies of OA worldwide.

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The Purpose of Region Nine

Our primary purpose is to carry the OA message to the still suffering compulsive overeater, wherever they may live and whatever language they may speak. In fulfilling our purpose, we should ever strive to achieve worldwide unity and common policies among all countries. With love and tolerance as our code. Together we can do what we could never do alone.

Local Connections

Region 9 serves OA in Africa, Europe, including Russia, the Middle East, and Western Asia. OA Region 9 has a presence in more than forty countries with active service bodies, meetings, and/or OA members speaking more than forty languages.

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Get Involved

OA Region 9 holds an Annual Assembly and Convention and you can attend either as a representative of your intergroup or service body, or as a visitor. Ask your local intergroup or service body about becoming a representative. If you do not have an intergroup or service body then you can approach the OA Region 9 Board directly and they will advise you on how to get involved. You can offer service to OA Region 9 throughout the year by participating in our committee work or taking one of the many service positions which help support the work of the Region.

For more information about giving service to OA Region 9 please send us an email to

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Find a Meeting

To find a local meeting or details of a virtual, online, meeting you can search using the “find a meeting” function on If there are no meetings in your area or language you can contact OA Region 9 and we can support you to set up a meeting.

OA Region 9 maintains a mailing list of members interested in being kept up to date with any news and developments. We send out a regular announcements and a newsletter. If you would like to be included on our mailing list subscribe here:

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