I tried a very simple exercise to try to quantify how I spent my money and time, showing what it’s like now in my recovery and the costs of my compulsive eating.

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I probably do give this level of service (about sixteen hours), but when it comes to money . . . looks like more is due in the pot from me from now on!

— Anonymous


For Discussion and Journaling

In Costs and Benefits the writer wanted to determine a reasonable Seventh Tradition contribution by making a chart of how much was spent weekly on compulsive overeating and other behaviors before recovery and how much is now spent in recovery. How much did you spend before you found recovery? Do the work to determine what your Seventh Tradition contribution could be both in money and time.

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