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As I celebrate my twentieth birthday of abstinent recovery in OA, I am filled with gratitude, joy, and hope. Prior to February 14, 1996, these incredible gifts were in short supply as I navigated through life, bingeing and depressed, depressed and bingeing. For decades, I expended endless amounts of energy keeping up appearances and maintaining my dirty little facade. I was a compulsive user and abuser of food. My life changed dramatically that February when I attended my very first Overeaters Anonymous meeting and the Monday Night Newcomers group welcomed me “home.” I learned that my relentless, abnormal, and confounding thoughts

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