Intergroups and service boards consist of two or more groups. Intergroups are usually formed of meetings within a general geographic area. Service Boards are service bodies that provide support for groups and/or intergroups that are not otherwise served within the existing service structure.

Service Bodies. This general term refers to intergroups, service boards, regions, and any other type of 2 or more groups coming together to provide services for their members.


The Central Ohio Service Intergroup of OA (COSIGOA) brings together meetings located in Central and South Eastern Ohio. We come together to support individuals in need of recovery from compulsive eating (e.g.: overeating, bulimia, anorexia) through empowering all meetings within our Intergroup Area.

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The Spiritual Principles of OA

A spiritual principle is associated with each of the Twelve Steps.

  1. Step One: Honesty

  2. Step Two: Hope

  3. Step Three: Faith

  4. Step Four: Courage

  5. Step Five: Integrity

  6. Step Six: Willingness

  7. Step Seven: Humility

  8. Step Eight: Self-discipline

  9. Step Nine: Love for others

  10. Step Ten: Perseverance

  11. Step Eleven: Spiritual Awareness

  12. Step Twelve: Service

The 12 Steps of OA
  1. We admitted we were powerless over food — that our lives had become unmanageable.

  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to compulsive overeaters and to practice these principles in all our affairs.