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Desperate and Helped

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I came to OA because other members worked the Twelfth Step. Members of an OA group in another state shared their stories in a diet magazine. “Wow,” I thought. “These people think and act about food like I do!” But my life was not too bad, and if it was not too bad, then it was okay. I received a notification that an OA member was going to speak at a group for anorexics and bulimics. Even though it meant driving into the city, I went. It was uncanny: the speaker’s background and occupation were just like mine, and of course,

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