IDEA – Celebrate Abstinence

International Day
Experiencing Abstinence

Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 17-18

IDEA is our time to come together as a Fellowship to begin or reaffirm our abstinence.

Abstinence in Overeaters Anonymous is defined as the action of refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors while working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight. Spiritual, emotional, and physical recovery is the result of living the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve-Step program.

Check out these OA world service links to help you obtain or maintain your abstinence. Share the list with newcomers and sponsees to help them understand and find abstinence 👣.


Attitude of Gratitude

Join your fellows at the Attitude of Gratitude event to give thanks for our abstinence, show support for one another by sharing our strength & giving hope & encouragement to each other as the holiday season begins. With both a speaker and candlelight meeting, as well as prizes to be had, there is plenty to do and see! See friends we only see once a year…or never—as in we’ve never seen you there…and will be excited to do so!

  • November 15th, 7-9 pm
  • Oceano (Rancho Del Arroyo Mobile Home Park Club House)
  • Suggested Donation $5—no one turned away
  • See  OA Attitude of Gratitude 2018 flyer for details & directions

The Big Book is Alive Workshop

The way to peace & permanent recovery from Compulsive Overeating

Saturday, Oct. 13th, 9:00AM-3:30PM
First Presbyterian Church – Geneva Room,
981 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, 93401

Two long-term recovered compulsive overeaters each share their journey while taking us on a deep excavation, history & explanations with Recovery Solutions as revealed in the Big Book.

  • Suggested donation $5 – no one will be turned away
  • Bring your AA Big Book & a friend
  • See Workshop Flyer for details and contact info
Presented by California Central Coast Intergroup

Intergroup – new location!

Intergroup has moved to Carpinteria Community Church (the Chase Bank public meeting room is no longer available).

  • Please join us the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Channel Islands Intergroup Meeting
    Carpinteria Community Church
    1111 Vallecito Road (just behind Rusty’s Pizza)
    Carpinteria, CA 93013

    From Southbound 101:

    Take the Linden Avenue exit.
    Turn right onto Linden Avenue.
    At the signal, turn left onto Carpinteria Avenue.
    Turn left onto Vallecito Road.

    From Northbound 101:

    Take the Casitas Pass exit.
    Turn left onto Casitas Pass Road.
    At the signal, turn right onto Carpinteria Avenue.
    Turn right onto Vallecito Road

    The church will be on your left and the room for the Intergroup meeting is around back.e

  • Announcing a Ninth Tool of Recovery!

    Recently, the delegates at OA’s World Service Business Conference (WSBC) 2010 adopted a motion that created a ninth tool called “Action Plan.” The Conference Literature Committee is working on a definition that will be presented for adoption to WSBC 2011. Until that time, OA members are free to interpret “Action Plan” as they wish.

    Announcing a New Monday Night, 7:30PM, Writing Meeting in Downtown SB

    Beginning 03/29/10, a new writing and discussion meeting will take place on Mondays, at 7:30PM, at the First  Congregational Church, 2101 State Street, Santa Barbara.   The meeting will be held across the  hallway from the Fireside Room, in the Dorcas Classroom (a  Women’s AA meeting is held from 6:30-7:30 in Fireside).  See attached pdf for further information: Writing Meeting