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Doing Service Anyway

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I so appreciated reading the Service and Recovery story in the March 2018 issue of Lifeline (“Speaker Go-Getter”). It reminded me of everything I have learned in Overeaters Anonymous about remaining abstinent: by reaching out to others, we create the framework for our own recovery. When I was very new, the secretary of a Saturday meeting asked me to lead the meeting the following week. I honestly could not imagine why she would want to hear from me, but something encouraged me to do it anyway. That was the beginning of my recovery. I had no idea until then that such relief and

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