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Old 09-03-2022, 07:03 AM   #1
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Default Has everyone forgot about the steps ?

Itís hard to believe nobodyí has posted here in over a year !
I think I know why . Because not many in recovery think they need the
12 steps. Thatís why thereís so many relapses. Itís not just about putting down
the addiction itís about changing your whole way of thinking. Changing
your whole way of life. You can ďwhite knuckle ď your way through sobriety
or you can work these principles and actually know how it feels to be happy without the addiction.
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Old 09-05-2022, 06:20 PM   #2
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It seems like it's been forgotten about, if no one has posted for a year. Wow!

Which is your favourite step and why?
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Old 09-05-2022, 06:23 PM   #3
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My favorite step is 12 because service comes easily to me. I'm always up for volunteering. I volunteered to read at my first 12 step meeting in Overeaters Anonymous.

Honestly, I am not at all good with the 11th step. Prayer and meditation do not come easily to me.
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Sounds like you really know yourself @downandlonely... that's so good!

I find something like tai-chi works better for me, as there is movement involved, rather than just meditation alone. Though, I have been doing guided meditation through Insight Timer and it's been working out.

Was Overeaters Anonymous helpful? I ask b/c I'm an emotional eater...
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Sounds like you really know yourself @downandlonely... that's so good!

Was Overeaters Anonymous helpful? I ask b/c I'm an emotional eater...
Yes, I am an emotional eater too. I found it very helpful. I've never been addicted to alcohol or anything illegal, so it took me until 2020 to find Overeaters Anonymous and the 12 steps.

I hear in the past, Overeaters Anonymous used to have a list of forbidden foods (such as sugar). But now each person defines their own abstinence and food plan. Mine is basically not overeating and not eating when I'm not hungry.

There are meetings on Zoom all the time at oa.org. When I started in 2020, there weren't really any in person meetings, but they do have quite a few now.
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Thank you, @downandlonely !! Good to know there are online meetings!!!
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Old 09-07-2022, 12:53 PM   #7
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Yes, all 12 step meetings are available online. I only started going to meetings in 2020, so I've never been to an in person meeting.
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Itís hard to believe nobodyí has posted here in over a year !
I think I know why . Because not many in recovery think they need the
12 steps. Thatís why thereís so many relapses. Itís not just about putting down
the addiction itís about changing your whole way of thinking. Changing
your whole way of life. You can ďwhite knuckle ď your way through sobriety
or you can work these principles and actually know how it feels to be happy without the addiction.
@moodyblue83...Some people are addicted to taking other people's inventories. I've been on the boards for over 10 years, & find them used primarily to address mental health issues. Long ago, more folks posted here. Personally, I do my step work at meetings and work through bipolar issues here.
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Old 09-11-2022, 05:17 AM   #9
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@moodyblue83...Some people are addicted to taking other people's inventories. I've been on the boards for over 10 years, & find them used primarily to address mental health issues. Long ago, more folks posted here. Personally, I do my step work at meetings and work through bipolar issues here.
Do what works for you. BTW : If your implying that I'm taking other peoples
inventories, your mistaken. I'm just stating the facts. What's true is true.
This forum here is about the steps. And isn't addiction and working the steps
a mental health issue ?
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I can't even get passed the first step
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