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From Self-Help to Sanity

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I walked into my first OA meeting a little over two and a half years ago. It had taken me almost forty years to recognize that my eating disorder and compulsive food behaviors were out of control. I’d spent my entire adult life climbing the ladder of success, but when I reached the top, I realized it was leaning against the wrong wall. Outwardly, I appeared successful, but I knew inside something was missing. I had no spirituality and therefore felt no purpose in life. I knew I wasn’t coping well with life: I was emotionally unbalanced, and I fluctuated

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