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Gateway to Freedom

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I began OA at age 28 after attempting suicide; I’d gained 3 pounds (1.5 kg) after a bulimic episode, peaking at 107 pounds (49 kg). I was nuts; absolutely lost in the mental illness of food preoccupation and self-obsession. I began OA that next day and never left the rooms, our community, and my life of recovery. What I noticed when I began OA was that older OA members had some history with older OA tools that I was not going to be given, such as worksheets with specific food plans, absolutes about can/cannot-eat foods, and language that sounded much like

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