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My spiritual breakfast is Step Eleven, and it’s the most important meal of each day. It nourishes my brain with fuel I need to have a fighting chance of serenity and abstinence in the twenty-four hours ahead. I try to do Step Eleven as soon as I wake. If I give my brain even half an hour in charge, my day can fall to pieces, with all the ingredients for a mental meltdown—anger, guilt, shame, jealousy— possibly leading to a binge or starvation. Without my spiritual breakfast, I might be heading out the door with both barrels of my imaginary

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