I came to OA devastated, broken, and defeated, and I will never forget the first voice I heard on the phone, a longtime OA member telling me to calm down and tell her what was wrong. She seemed at that moment to have the voice of an angel. It was calm and soothing, and I knew immediately she could help me. Early on in my recovery, I heard the saying “Stick with the stickers,” and I took that advice to heart. I made a broad support base and made sure I had plenty of long-term recovering members as contacts. I

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