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PO Box 428
Medinah, IL 60157

Our Region

  • Indiana
  • N. Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • SW Ontario Canada
  • Wisconsin

kentuckyKentucky is made up of the following Intergroups: Bluegrass (Lexington) *  Louisville Metro

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michiganMichigan is made up of the following Intergroups: Greater Ann Arbor  * Greater Detroit  * Flint Area  * Jackson Area  * Upper Peninsula  * Western Michigan

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Southwestern Ontario Canada is made up of the following Intergroups: Land Between the Lakes *  Southwest Ontario

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wisconsinWisconsin is made up of the following Intergroups: Madison Area *  Milwaukee Area *  Northeast Wisconsin (GreenBay) *  Rock River

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Welcome to Region 5 of Overeaters Anonymous 

PO Box 428
Medinah, IL 60157

Overeaters Anonymous is a Twelve Step Program for people who have a problem with eating compulsively.  There are ten regions in Overeaters Anonymous with eight of them mostly contained in North America.  Region 5 is comprised of Indiana, Northern and Central Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Southwest Ontario, Canada. Region 9 is located primarily in Europe and the Middle East, while Region 10 is in the Pacific Rim countries of Australia and New Zealand.

Overeaters Anonymous uses the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous, changing only the works "alcohol" and "alcoholic" to "food" and "compulsive overeater". We find we can then closely identify with their message of recovery.

There are no dues or fees for OA membership - we are self supporting through voluntary member contributions.  We do not take donations from outside sources in order to remain free of obligation and avoid endorsing outside enterprises.

OA's primary purpose is to carry the message of recovery to the still-suffering compulsive overeater. 

We are currently in the early stages of building this site. If you would like to participate, you can submit articles or suggestions using the contact page.

In OA Love and Service,

The Web Folks


Butterfly Newsletter Update

The Butterflyer is the Overeaters Anonymous newsletter for the CHI-WIF Intergroup (Chicago West Intergroup Far-Out).

 FYI: The Butterflyer is only available via email. If you are interested in receiving this free monthly newsletter electronically or if you did not receive your electronic subscription please send an email with the word “SUBSCRIBE”

in the subject box to:


 Chris B from OA in ILLINOIS


PO Tip of the Week

reachout1On your way to a health care appointment?  Pick up a copy of the Courier to take to your doctor, nurse, physical therapist, lab tech - anyone who may not know we have found the solution! Order the following to take along with you:

All are available at bookstore, or possibly through your local Intergroup or Service Board.

Remember, often the receptionist is the ʻfront lineʼ and may spread the message about OA through simple conversation.

OA.ORG now in French

Check out the new French translated site:

Region 5 of Overeaters Anonymous
PO Box 428
Medinah, IL 60157