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Service Before, Service Now

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Service came to me before abstinence. I attended and participated in OA meetings, which is a form of service, before the compulsion to overeat was lifted from me. Relief from obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors involves an ongoing learning with others in recovery that is guided by a Higher Power. Today, I am recovered from what seemed to be a hopeless state of body and mind, and I get to do service. I’m grateful for meetings, our OA-approved literature, telephone calls, and all the other Tools that help me understand and practice abstinence. Thank you for this, Higher Power and

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