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Second Edition Experience

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My heart just dropped into my stomach—did yours? On page 168 of The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition, it says we “accept responsibility for our actions, looking only at our own faults and taking no one’s inventory but our own.” A list of questions follows, under the heading “In what ways do we act ‘to place principles before personalities’?” I remember a Saturday afternoon. There were three of us OA members together, stragglers having an after-lunch conversation. The topic of discussion turned to someone who wasn’t there. The conversation moved from noting the absence of

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