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“No-Apologies ‘Carefrontration’” (May/ June 2019, pp. 8–9) gave me pause, such that I reread it several times. I found the approach a bit troubling. No matter how hard I try, I’ll never be able to make another person become abstinent. I don’t believe that is what the Steps, Traditions, and Concepts of OA Service tell me to do. Step One says we admit we are powerless. Acknowledging I was powerless over food was only the tip of the iceberg of my powerlessness. Step Twelve says, “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry the

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