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When Choice is Not an Option

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Over the years, I’ve heard people in our Fellowship speak about having “choices” when it comes to food and eating: “the choice to eat healthy or not” or “the choice of bingeing or not.” While this might be true for some, I feel compelled to speak to those for whom the notion of having choices does not apply. I know with certainty that the option of choice does not exist for every person in OA, because it does not exist for me. For many years, I struggled to become abstinent . . . but abstinence did not come. No matter

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