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

OA Birthday Party

JANUARY 18-20, 2019


Join hundreds of your OA fellows–over 800 last year!–from across the USA, Canada, and other countries for a weekend of recovery & fellowship in Los Angeles, California. The annual Overeaters Anonymous Birthday Party celebrates the January 1960 founding of our program.