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Guided Out of Isolation

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Tradition One: Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon OA unity. I love how The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous reflects on Tradition One and talks about our isolation in the disease (pp. 109–117). I remember, about eight years ago, being surrounded by my loving friends and family but feeling completely miserable. I was a social butterfly, but it was because I was always looking for an escape. Isolation was my end goal. All I wanted to do was be by myself and eat. This Tradition shows us that, above all else, we get

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