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Summer Steps and Smiles

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As I reflect on the unofficial start of the summer season, I’m filled with gratitude for OA. I first came into these sacred rooms on a Monday, right after the Fourth of July. Thank God that summer party at a friend’s lake house drove me to look into OA. A childhood friend had become sober in another Twelve Step fellowship and told me all about the program. Her genuine enthusiasm for the recovery she found in the Twelve Steps intrigued me. I wanted what she’d found—freedom. Not freedom from alcohol, but from excess food. I wanted to be free from compulsive

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