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Responsibility and Reward

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Service is both the responsibility and the reward for recovery through the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous. During my thirty-plus years in OA, I’ve had many service positions. I’ve loved every one of them and learned from them too. Service has taught me about myself, about human nature and addictive behavior, and about my weaknesses and assets; it’s also taught me how important the Twelve Traditions and kindness are. OA is not an eleven-step program. Early on, I was taught that if I want recovery, I have to be fully committed, and that includes working Step Twelve, otherwise known as

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