Overeaters Anonymous

Central North Island

New Zealand

Welcomes You

Is compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or over exercising a problem for you? — OA has a solution, scroll down the page to see what we offer.
Overeaters Anonymous have been running successfully for 61 years (from Jan 2021) Come to a meeting and hear stories of recovery from food addiction, obesity, bulimia and other disordered eating behaviours.

N.B. Under current Covid-19 Alert level restrictions some groups are meeting via Zoom and some run a hybrid face-to-face / zoom meeting.  Please email via our Contact page for zoom meeting links.


Overeaters Anonymous -
we offer hope of recovery.

In Overeaters Anonymous, you’ll find members who are extremely overweight, even morbidly obese; moderately overweight; average weight; underweight; still maintaining periodic control over their eating behaviour; or totally unable to control their compulsive eating. OA members experience many different patterns of food behaviours. These “symptoms” are as varied as our membership. Among them are:

  • eating binges or grazing

  • preoccupation with reducing diets

  • starving

  • laxative or diuretic abuse

  • excessive exercise

  • inducing vomiting after eating

  • chewing and spitting out food

  • use of diet pills, shots and other medical interventions to control weight

  • inability to stop eating certain foods after taking the first bite

  • fantasies about food

  • vulnerability to quick weight-loss schemes

  • constant preoccupation with food

  • using food as a reward or comfort

Our symptoms may vary, but we share a common bond: we are powerless over food and our lives are unmanageable. This common problem has led those in OA to seek and find a common solution in the Twelve Steps, the Twelve Traditions and nine tools of Overeaters Anonymous.

To contact us;

email: oahamigsecretary@gmail.com

or ask a question using our enquiry form on the contact page. 

If you are new to OA or you are a healthcare professional, you can also visit oa.org for more information about how OA can help you.