Home Steps Authority in the Rooms

Authority in the Rooms

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When I came into OA about thirty-three years ago, I was working for an important corporation. It just amazed me that OA meetings were so much more efficient and effective than corporate meetings. Corporate meetings, with all the power, resources, and experience at their disposal, should have been the better, but in my observation, here is what I’ve learned. Everyone in an OA meeting is there for the same thing: recovery from compulsive overeating. We buy into running the meeting by adhering to its meeting format. Is the meeting format something that was created by the hierarchy of OA? No.

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