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“In keeping with Tradition Ten, Overeaters Anonymous has no opinion on bariatric (weight-loss) surgery. In the spirit of Tradition Three, Overeaters Anonymous welcomes anyone with a desire to stop eating compulsively, including those who have had bariatric surgery or are contemplating it” (Business Conference Policy Manual, 2018b). When the delegates to WSBC 2018 voted to adopt this policy statement, I was thrilled on a deeply personal level because I am a long-term, abstaining member of OA who has undergone bariatric surgery. Before this vote, many like me had grown tired of feeling ashamed in OA about our choice. We also

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