Home Higher Power The Addict Mask

The Addict Mask

2 min read

It is not my job to fight the addict.
It has never been my job to fight the addict.
I can’t fight the addict.
The addict is too strong and powerful for me.
The addict is nasty. He plays by no rules.
He lies, cheats, steals, and will do anything to destroy me.

The addict wears a mask:
This mask is me.
He looks like me, talks like me, sounds like me;
I cannot tell us apart.
I cannot put a credit card between us.
His voice is not higher or lower than mine.
There is no doorbell ringing to warn me he is here.

I think he is me.
I believe I am listening to myself.
I believe his words, but he isn’t me.
He is not truth.
I need help with discernment.

I cannot fight the addict.
God fights the addict.
God wrestles the addict, battles the addict.
God goes to war with the addict.

I have to be diligent. This is WAR for me.
I must have a Power greater than myself to help me.
I have my part; my part is to work
the Overeaters Anonymous program.

Attend meetings
Get a sponsor
Study the Big Book
Work the Steps
Do service—take action—do my part, and

God removes the addiction.
God overpowers the addict.

The addiction is cunning, baffling, and powerful,
but the program is more powerful.
The program has God.

— Anonymous

  • From Great Fall to Grateful

    I would like to tell you how I think the character, Humpty Dumpty, can be like some compul…
  • Eight Other Tools

    Here I sit, self-quarantined in the middle of a viral pandemic after returning home from t…
  • Learning More Each Day

    After several starts, I found myself knowing that OA was for me, thanks to the acceptance …
Load More Related Articles
  • Low-Tech Outreach

    I am on my intergroup’s public information committee. We make flyers with a tear-off porti…
  • Available to Everyone

    Here are a few ways I carry the message to other compulsive overeaters. I print out OA’s C…
  • Radio-Active

    I was listening to a commentary about obesity on our local radio station. The commentator …
Load More By admin
  • Finding Faith Everywhere

    I heard someone recently talking about coming to OA for the sanity and better friendships.…
  • Drifting to My Higher Power

    I first joined OA twenty years ago and have been in and out a few times. I have consistent…
  • A More Beautiful Way to Live

    What in the world is spirituality anyway? I’d had a good upbringing in my family’s religio…
Load More In Higher Power
Comments are closed.

Check Also

Low-Tech Outreach

I am on my intergroup’s public information committee. We make flyers with a tear-off porti…