For English-speaking compulsive eaters
Who is OA ? Are there English meetings in France ?
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.
What is Overeaters Anonymous and How Can It Help You?
The mission of OA : help compulsive overeaters who still suffer
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals from all walks of life who meet in order to help solve a common problem : compulsive overeating. This disease includes obesity, anorexia and bulimia among others.
Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive overeating and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.
By admitting inability to control our compulsive overeating and abandoning the idea that all one needs to be able to eat normally is “a little willpower,” it becomes possible to abstain from overeating – one day at a time. OA offers members support in dealing with the physical and emotional symptoms of compulsive overeating.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively.
Overeaters Anonymous is open to all forms of eating disorders (compulsive overeating, anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, etc…).
OA and its traditions
OA is not a diet club, and makes no claims for weight loss. Each OA member can consult qualified professionals for their individual diet/nutrition plan, any medically approved plan of eating is acceptable.
Overeaters Anonymous has no dues or fees for membership, neither solicits nor accepts outside donations. It is entirely self-supporting through contributions and sale of publications. Most groups “pass the basket” at meetings to cover expenses. OA does not solicit or accept outside contributions.
OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues.
OA around the world
OA is a non-profit international organization with approximately 8,500 meeting groups in over 50 countries throughout the world.
Patterned after the Twelve-Step Alcoholics Anonymous program, the OA recovery program addresses physical, emotional and spiritual recovery aspects of compulsive overeating.
English-speaking meetings in European French-speaking countries
Please call the contact person to confirm the day, time and location of the meeting to make sure the information hasn’t changed.
To look at the interactive meetings map, click here.
Suggested Format for each meeting: https://oa.org/app/uploads/2019/12/Sug_Phone_Mtg.pdf
Online OA meetings during Covid-19 pandemia
Due to Covid-19, the English meetings in Paris are online.
Please note that the meetings are password protected: contact Danae at +33 6 67 89 17 18 to receive the password.
Please note that you can access Zoom meetings without a smartphone or computer via the numbers in this international directory: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?u=42GzxzdaO4nch061LWLkEAN70pul98FUP34hjGDXUxE
- We voted in favor of a daily meeting at 12:30pm with an additional Big Book meeting at 7:30pm on Wednesdays.
- We voted in favor of only having the 12:30pm on Saturday (no 11am).
- At the end of each meeting, we will ask who wants to lead the next day.
Weekday 12:30 OA Daily Meeting
Topic: Leader’s Choice of OA literature.
Meeting #: 862 2425 9778
Saturday 11:00 OA Meeting
Meeting #: 862 2425 9778
Wednesday 7:30 PM OA Meeting
Topic: Big Book
Meeting #: 826 219 759
Thanks and have a happy and safe 24 hours.
Physical OA meetings in France, Switzerland and Belgium
Please call or check our news to see if the meeting is currently online or physical.
Every Monday 12:30-13.30 AM.
Meeting is open the first Monday of the month (« Open » meetings can be attented by anyone who is interested in OA).
Next to St Elisabeth’s Church
10 rue Sainte Elisabeth
Métro Temple or République
To send an e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Wednesday 07:30-08:30 PM.
Centre Inter 7
105 – 107 Rue Saint Dominique
Métro Invalides – La Tour-Maubourg
To send an e-mail : email@example.com
Contact : +33 6 42 61 90 90
Wednesday : We read from the Big Book of A.A. and relate the experience of the alcoholic to that of the compulsive eater, binger or restrictor.
Every Saturday 11:00 AM – 12 PM. Open meeting
American Church/Eglise américaine
65 Quai d’Orsay
Métro Invalides or La Tour-Maubourg
Contact : 06 86 16 88 13
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Geneva 1205 – Switzerland
Meeting every Monday 20:00 PM.
23, rue du Vieux-Billard. 1205 Genève
The meeting is on the ground floor. There is a meeting before, at 7PM, on « working the steps » using the Workbook OA.
Contact : +41 (0)78 696 12 45
Brussels – Belgium
Every Friday 6.30 – 7.30 PM.
29 avenue Jean Volders
(sonner à la porte de la vitrine)
Contact : 0494 088 820