When I joined OA twenty years ago, I wasn’t interested in physical recovery. I needed help with my out-of-control emotions and relationships, but I was too scared to start from scratch in any Twelve Step fellowship for emotions and relationships. I was anorexic, so I could go every week to OA meetings (instead of once a month to “open” meetings of another fellowship). I began to learn the Twelve Steps. As for spiritual recovery, how wonderful it was to find a use for my lifetime of learning and attempts to experience God. I put the spiritual part to work on the

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