12 Steps and Community
Step 1 – When I entered OA, my life was truly unmanageable since I was trying to control my step-son and I was powerless over food.
Step 2 – The OA members I met at my 1st meeting guided me to let go of my step-son and my binge foods and behaviors as I found recovery solutions and abstinent foods/behaviors. Thank G-d for Sanity, Serenity and OA Community members.
Step 3 – I have to do my part daily and turn my will and life over to the care of G-d as I understand G-d.
Step 4 – Thank G-d I was willing to make a moral inventory of myself and get my focus off my step-son and G-d’s other children.
Step 5 – Thank G-d for sponsors for me to admit the exact nature of my wrongs. I hear at meetings: If I’m not part of the problem, there is no solution!
Step 6 – I was/am entirely ready to have G-d remove all of my defects of character.
|Step 7 – I am grateful that G-d decreased my character defects of jealousy and fault finding after I asked Him/Her with humility, I pray.
Step 8 – Thank G-d for HONESTY, OPEN MINDEDNESS, WILLINGNESS and lists.
Step 9 – Thank G-d for HONESTY, OPEN MINDEDNESS and WILLINGNESS to make direct amends to those I have harmed except when I might injure them.
Step 10 – I am grateful for AWARENESS, ACCEPTANCE and ABSTINENT ACTIONS to continue to take personal inventory and promptly admit when I am wrong.
Step 11 – Yes, I am grateful for prayer and meditation to improve my conscious contact with G-d and G-d’s community.
Step 12 – I am GRATEFUL for spiritual awakenings as a result of these steps to make me reach out to G-d’s community of other compulsive overeaters and for me to practice the 12 step principles in all of G-d’s communities.
The primary purpose of Tri-County Intergroup is to aid those with the problem of compulsive eating through the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous, and to serve and represent the OA groups from which the Intergroup is formed.
Tri-County Intergroup generally meets at 10:30 A.M. on the first Saturday of each month.