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When I first joined OA and wasn’t getting abstinent, I came across “Pray Then Act” (Lifeline, March 2015, p. 16), a story about a person who experienced a sudden, intense obsession to stop for food at a drive-through. She immediately called her sponsor, who said, “You can have it tomorrow.” This advice drove home in a very real way the OA principle of taking things one day at a time; it has been immensely helpful to me. Delayed gratification is not usually a strong suit of food addicts, but this story helped me say, “All I need to be concerned with is being

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