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Tradition Eight: Overeaters Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers. This Tradition has two parts to it. First, “Overeaters Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional.” As I’m writing on this, I’m realizing now that one of my sponsors was evoking this Tradition with me. In her professional life, she was trained to be a therapist/counselor. In her role as my sponsor, she had to be nonprofessional. The way she taught me is by suggesting I talk to a professional; at the time, I was seeing one about some issues. I did what she suggested. She

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