I remember my last binge very clearly. I called my local OA office that night, and I will never forget the woman I spoke to and how glad I was to speak to an actual person. A few days later, she took me to my first meeting. Since that day (more than ten years ago), through the grace of God, OA, and the Twelve Steps, I haven’t had to turn to bingeing, purging, or starving. My life has gotten much bigger, and I am grateful. My life depends on working my program, so I do not want to go one

To continue reading this story, subscribe or log in below. For US$23, subscribers get one year of access to new Lifeline stories published ten times per year, plus our complete archive of hundreds of stories published since January 2016.

Existing Users Log In
   
New User Registration
*Required field
  • Mopping Up Mistakes

    Step Nine Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would …
  • Momentous

    At my first OA meeting, a kind soul offered to buy me a book of my choosing from the OA li…
  • Principle Focus

    The last line of our Twelfth Step reads, “to practice these principles in all our affairs.…
Load More Related Articles
  • Lifeline Makes a Meeting

    Recently I went to visit a meeting to bring flyers, newsletters, and other materials from …
  • Mopping Up Mistakes

    Step Nine Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would …
  • A Story and a Sign

    I was in a situation recently where I was required to wait patiently (not my strong suit);…
Load More By admin
  • All In Charge

    Tradition Nine OA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or …
  • Losses and Gains

    Tradition Eight: Overeaters Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our servi…
  • Service and Belonging

    Our First Tradition states, “Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depen…
Load More In Traditions
Comments are closed.

Check Also

Lifeline Makes a Meeting

Recently I went to visit a meeting to bring flyers, newsletters, and other materials from …