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Abstinence is Possible

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I am new to OA. I’ve been with the program for 101 days. I first went to a meeting to support my daughter, but I was nervous and unsure about going. I’d heard about OA through a client who lost 100 pounds (45 kg) three years ago and kept it off. I asked how she did it and she said, “I gave up sugar and flour.” I was in awe. I told her, “I can’t get through one day without sugar.” As the words left my mouth, I realized that perhaps this was not normal. After the meeting, I read

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