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Reach Out: Support Within

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Every December 12, OA groups and service boards around the world are encouraged to plan events for Twelfth Step Within Day, a day to support the still-suffering compulsive eater within our Fellowship.

If you or a group would like to get started with something simple, here are a few ideas to make it happen:

  • Make outreach calls. How about twelve calls by noon?
  • How about using December 12 as a day of reflection on the strength of your own recovery? Write down twelve actions that will support your recovery and the recovery of others and then share the list.
  • Offer to drive someone to a meeting.
  • Reach out to twelve members who no longer attend meetings.
  • Write an article for your service body’s newsletter.
  • Call someone whose share caused you concern.
  • Call any sponsee who is struggling with the physical, emotional, or spiritual part of recovery.

What support and encouragement can you offer a member who is struggling in program? On December 12, reach out! Offer your honesty and support.

— Edited and reprinted from Out of the Cocoon newsletter, Milwaukee Area Intergroup, November/December 2016

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