H.O.W. (OA HOW) is a movement within Overeaters Anonymous whose basic principle is that abstinence is the only means to freedom from compulsive overeating and the beginning of a spiritual life. The HOW acronym stands for Honesty, Openmindedness, and Willingness. This page is maintained by the Virtual Service Board (VSB), which serves as an intergroup service body for OA HOW Two-Hour Format Phone Meetings.


Note:  Our phone meeting service changes our phone numbers   periodically, so this list is regularly changing.  Check back for updates.

Sunday, 3:00 pm (ET)  • Phone: 605-562-3140 • Access Code: 754082# 

Monday, 8:00 pm (ET) • Phone: 605-562-3140 • Access Code: 717351# 

Tuesday, 12:30 pm (ET) • Phone: 605-562-3140 • Access Code: 301672#  

Wednesday, 8:00 pm (ET) • Phone: 605-562-3140 • Access Code: 136342# 

Thursday, 12:30 pm (ET) • Phone: 641-715-3660 • Access Code: 954578# 

Friday, 8:00 pm (ET) • Phone: 605-562-3140 • Access Code: 503152#

Saturday, 10:30 am (ET)* • Phone: 605-475-5950 • Access Code: 12128#

*The Saturday OA HOW 2 Hour Format phone meeting is not affiliated with the VSB.  The information that is presented is from www.oa.org and is accurate as of 12/20/14. ============================================================================

VSB "We Care List" 

The “We Care List” provides contact information for the members of the 2-hour OA HOW phone meetings who wish to receive and make calls to others who are working the 2-hour OA-HOW concept. Click here to access information about the VSB "We Care" list. 


Virtual Service Board (VSB)

The OA HOW Two-Hour Phone Meetings Virtual Service Board meets on the second Sunday of the month at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. All are welcome to attend and contribute, although only meeting representatives vote. Visit the VSB page for more information about upcoming meeting dates and how to attend.


Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience and mutual support are recovering from compulsive overeating.  We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.  Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.



This site is maintained by the Virtual Service Board in support of the OA HOW two-hour format telephone meetings. While this website is shared by several meetings, each meeting is an autonomous entity. If you have any questions, updates, or corrections for the website please email oahowwebsite@gmail.com. If you have any questions or concerns about OA HOW Two-Hour Format Phone Meetings in general please contact oahowmeetings@gmail.com.

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