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Sponsor vs. Skeptic

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When I was denied for weight-loss surgery, I was devastated. Crying, I went to my primary care physician, threw my hands in the air, and shouted, “I give up! The whole world is against me, and no one wants to help me. If I’m going to be fat forever, then I might as well just go eat myself into oblivion.” My doctor looked at me and said, “You could do that. Or, you can check out an OA meeting.” I had rejected OA because I thought anonymous, Twelve Step meetings had some religious agenda or were going to force me

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