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OA is Ready When You Are

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It works if you work it. I’m writing because I’ve been listening and talking to OA members who have been around program for less time than me but have expressed disillusionment; I’ve heard concerns and criticisms about OA, the recovery of our members, and the effectiveness of the program. Comments have gone something like this: I don’t know if OA works because I see people with long-term recovery who are fat and I see people with long-term abstinence lose their abstinence. I’d like to share that I have not seen one person who has worked all Twelve Steps with a

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