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I have been abstinent now seven and a half years, and service has given me so many blessings. Here are just a few: Service gave me courage to stick around. I arrived at my first OA meeting about ten minutes early, nervous and contemplating leaving. I saw somebody setting up chairs; she had about fifty to arrange, all by herself. I started to help. As we set up chairs, she asked me about myself and told me a little bit about herself. OA began to seem a little less scary. Service taught me I was not as unique as I

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