What is Overeaters Anonymous?

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. 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 organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues.

Overeaters Anonymous: Many Symptoms, the OA Solution

In OA you'll find members who are extremely overweight, even morbidly obese, moderately overweight, average weight or underweight.

The symptoms are as varied as our membership: Obsession with body weight, size or shape. Eating binges or grazing. Inability to stop eating. Preoccupation with diets. Starving. Excessive exercise. Inducing vomiting after eating. Excessive use of diuretics and laxatives. Fantasies about food. Constant preoccupation with food. Using food as a reward or for comfort.

The only requirement for OA membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively.

Is Overeaters Anonymous for me?

Please take the time to look over our information, contact us with any questions, and if you think you may be one of us please attend a meeting. See our Meetings list for times and directions and feel free to call the meeting contact person for more details or with any questions. You can also email us at OA questions.

What is Utah Soaring Intergroup?

Utah Soaring Intergroup performs the following tasks for the members and groups in the state:

  1. Publishing a monthly newsletter to keep the membership informed about the groups and about upcoming OA events, distributing up-to-date directories of all nearby meetings and other information.
  2. Maintaining a website to keep the membership informed about meetings and events and informing the general public of the purpose of OA.
  3. Maintaining the OA listings in the local telephone books, handling telephone and mail inquiries and routing them to local groups.
  4. Sponsoring and arranging workshops, retreats, conventions, and other events for the membership.
  5. Handling public information requests from local news media, arranging radio or TV spot announcements or programs about OA, and furnishing OA speakers for outside organizations.
  6. Raising funds and sending delegates to the regional assemblies and the World Service Conference, OA’s annual business meeting. Here the delegates listen, take notes, vote and bring back the information to the Intergroup.
  7. Maintaining committees to help such as Hotline, Young People, Lifeline, Newsletter, Sponsorship, Twelfth Step Within, etc.
  8. Helping to find sponsors for new members.

Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.

We are fortunate to have a fantastic Intergroup. We work together, we have fun, we love each other and we love Overeaters Anonymous. Come join us help the compulsive eater who still suffers. (See Meetings for schedule and location.)

Utah Soaring Intergroup
PO Box 65035
Salt Lake City, UT 84165

Hotline: 801-484-1442

Utah Soaring Blaster
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Send "subscribe" email to oautah.blaster@gmail.com. Subscribers receive the Utah Soaring newsletter and Weekly Lifeline as well as OA news and announcements.

Workshop Coming!

Utah Soaring Intergroup will be presenting a fall workshop "Happy, Joyous & Free - Let it be Me!"  See the Events page and watch for updates.

Brief Description of Meetings

The Meetings page has been updated with a brief description of meetings and a welcome to the newcomer.

Region2 Prayers

A collection of Twelve Step prayers used in recovery. See Downloads.

Be Your Group's Rep!

See Be a Rep for information.