My first day in OA, I was desperate and hopeless. I had reached bottom and thought I could not recover. After that first meeting, a kind man gave me a Big Book and Lifeline to take home and read. He told me there was hope and to keep coming back. With tears in my eyes, I left the meeting believing just that. My first OA meeting was five years ago, and I have been coming back ever since. Now I give service and cherish my newfound friends. I love doing outreach service. I will be forever grateful for the loving support

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