Abstinence Actions These actions helped us become abstinent and stay abstinent. Maybe they will work for you too. • Accept your humanness, and let go of striving for perfection. • Ask another member to sponsor you, and call your sponsor every day. • Ask your HP for help whenever you need it. • At meetings, express your gratitude to your HP for abstinence. • Attend a Step meeting each week. • Attend share-a-thons, workshops, and OA celebrations. • Become a sponsor and remember that we only sponsor up to the level of our experience. “We give it away to keep

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