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Hello! If you think you may be a compulsive eater, take the OA Quiz and if you decide you may be one of us, give yourself a chance for recovery by trying the OA program.

Are You a Compulsive Overeater?
15 Questions for You

  1. Do I eat when I’m not hungry, or not eat when my body needs  nourishment?
  2. Do I go on eating binges for no apparent reason, sometimes eating until I’m stuffed or even feel sick?
  3. Do I have feelings of guilt, shame or embarrassment about my weight or the way I eat?
  4. Do I eat sensibly in front of others and then make up for it when I am alone?
  5. Is my eating affecting my health or the way I live my life?
  6. When my emotions are intense—whether positive or negative—do I find myself reaching for food?
  7. Do my eating behaviors make me or others unhappy?
  8. Have I ever used laxatives, vomiting, diuretics, excessive exercise, diet pills, shots or other medical interventions (including surgery) to try to control my weight?
  9. Do I fast or severely restrict my food intake to control my weight?
  10. Do I fantasize about how much better life would be if I were a different size or weight?
  11. Do I need to chew or have something in my mouth all the time: food, gum, mints, candies or beverages?
  12. Have I ever eaten food that is burned, frozen or spoiled; from containers in the grocery store; or out of the garbage?
  13. Are there certain foods I can’t stop eating after having the first bite?
  14. Have I lost weight with a diet or “period of control” only to be followed by bouts of uncontrolled eating and/or weight gain?
  15. Do I spend too much time thinking about food, arguing with myself about whether or what to eat, planning the next diet or exercise cure, or counting calories?

Have you answered “yes” to several of these questions? If so, we invite you to join us to learn more about the OA program:

  • CIIG Meeting List for Santa Barbara County & Ventura North County.
    Most meetings are via Zoom (video or phone).
    In-person Meetings: Ventura Saturday 10 a.m. & Ventura Thursday 6:30 p.m.
  • OA.org Find A Meeting search worldwide online or face-to-face meetings for your time zone

Big Book Retreat – In Person In October!

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With long time recovered member from New Jersey
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 450 West Harbor Blvd, at the beach in Ventura

Help carry this message! Click to download and share the flyer at meetings & with fellows: CIIG Big Book Retreat 2022

Come early and stay late so we can socialize and learn from each other’s experience, strength and hope. Come for one session or for all three days.
Enjoy some of the many nearby restaurants or bring your own food.

      • Friday Oct.14 5:30 PM-8:00 PM registration, socializing and sharing.
        6:30 PM Beginning session (need to start early as our speaker will be on Eastern time)
      • Saturday Oct. 15 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
      • Sunday Oct. 16 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Cost: $25 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Parking: Park at the city lot to the LEFT of the hotel for $10 max per day.
Parking at the hotel, to the right of the hotel, is valet only at $3 per hour.

If you are coming from out of town we suggest making a reservation at any Ventura hotel and driving to the Crowne Plaza as the rates at the Crowne Plaza are $379 per night. See hotels.com for a list of other hotels for as little as $99 per night, but don’t wait as there is a local event that is resulting in higher rates for that weekend.

We need volunteers on all three days to work at the registration table, to serve as greeters and to work the literature table. To volunteer, please call Susan R. at (805) 680-8371

Send checks to reserve a spot to PO Box 1321 Summerland, CA 93067 or give them to Elaine S. or Barbara.

Questions?— call or text Elaine S. at (909) 908-7069

In Person Big Book Study Retreat

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With long time recovered member from New Jersey
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 450 West Harbor Blvd, at the beach in Ventura

      • Friday Oct.14 5:30 PM-8:00 PM registration, socializing and sharing.
        6:30 PM Beginning session (need to start early as our speaker will be on Eastern time)
      • Saturday Oct. 15 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
      • Sunday Oct. 16 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Come early and stay late so we can socialize and learn from each other’s experience, strength and hope. Come for one session or for all three days.
Enjoy some of the many nearby restaurants or bring your own food.
Click to download and share at meetings & with fellows: CIIG-Big-Book-Retreat-2022

Cost: $25 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Parking: Park at the city lot to the LEFT of the hotel for $10 max per day.
Parking at the hotel, to the right of the hotel, is valet only at $3 per hour.

We need volunteers on all three days to work at the registration table, to serve as greeters and to work the literature table. To volunteer, please call Susan R. at (805) 680-8371

To get answers to your questions, or reserve a spot, call or text Elaine S. at (909) 908-7069.

Step 12 Workshop by Channel Islands Intergroup

CIIG presents a unique Big Book Panel Discussion of the 12th Step and Sponsorship!

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STEP 12 WORKSHOP
Sunday, July 24th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT

See & Share the Event Flyer (PDF): Step 12 Workshop July 24

Zoom:
Click to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84944286674?pwd=V1c5RmMzZ0VieDE3ZU96WkRNMzlLUT09

Meeting ID: 849 4428 6674 Passcode: 964392
Dial In: 669.900.9128

Channel Islands Intergroup Workshops on the first 11 steps are available as podcasts—see the Twelve Step Series here and choose the listening service of your choice.

Step 12 Workshop – July 24th

CHANNEL ISLANDS INTERGROUP PRESENTS

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Join us in a unique Big Book Panel Discussion
of the 12th Step and Sponsorship.

STEP 12 WORKSHOP
Sunday, July 24th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT

See & Share the Event Flyer (PDF): Step 12 Workshop July 24

Zoom:
Click to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84944286674?pwd=V1c5RmMzZ0VieDE3ZU96W
kRNMzlLUT09
Meeting ID: 849 4428 6674 Passcode: 964392
Dial In: 669.900.9128

Workshops on the first 11 steps are available as podcasts—see the Twelve Step Series here.