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Taking Inventory

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By my age, I’ve learned that setting down New Year’s resolutions is a hopeless and futile exercise. Last year, however, as a new calendar year began, I realized that I needed to take inventory of my life and my whole program, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. I needed to be honest and admit that something I had been rationalizing was a problem. I picked up Abstinence, Second Edition and started reading. One story, “Perplexed About Abstinence?” (pp. 17–18), hit me dead center, particularly that in our continuing OA journey our trigger foods can change so that foods that weren’t a problem

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