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“Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity” (Step Two). That is all I heard twenty-two years ago when I went to my first OA meeting, and I’ve held onto that Step since. God could restore me to sanity, and he did. During all these years, I’ve never even thought to or wanted to leave this lifesaving program.

At my first meeting, I thought, “I don’t think I’ll like it. They all know each other, and I don’t belong.” Then I heard the Second Step and had a spiritual experience that I’ve never forgotten. Nothing could keep me from coming back, and it has been principles before personalities ever since.

I knew I was home. I got a sponsor and bought all the books and pamphlets that I could afford, and I read them. That night, I became abstinent and did whatever I was told. I made phone calls, went to  meetings, had a food plan, and did whatever service I could.

I lost 75 pounds (34 kg) and gained a new life. I still feel like my OA group is my family. I don’t have to feel like I’m on the outside looking in anymore. Now I know I belong.

— N.P., Modesto, California USA

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