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I think I always had honesty, OA’s First Step Principle. I was 15 in 1971 when the disease descended upon me, and I knew something had gone seriously wrong in my life. “A human isn’t supposed to live this way,” I thought, as I scarfed holiday sweets and felt an overwhelming sense that I would never be able to control my eating again. In the years that followed, I read For Today and began to know the hope of Step Two. I read of a Higher Power who could relieve me of my compulsion and provide the blueprint for living

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