2017 Fall Assembly: 12th Step Within Committee Report

2017 Fall Assembly: 12th Step Within Committee Report

The purpose of R2’s Twelve Step Within Committee is threefold:

Last Spring, the Committee decided to help the Intergroups by updating both the Twelve Step Within Speakers list and the R2 speakers list so that groups can focus speaker meetings or Days in OA on Relapse and Recovery. We will also ask Intergroups to call for new speakers, providing service and their experiences to those still suffering.

The TSW Committee had created packets for OA Members in Relapse and distributed them at the R2 Convention in Costa Mesa last June. However, WSO now has a new “Welcome Back, We Care!” packet available, and we will look at these. Also, we will be looking at the TSW Handbook suggestions and tools for groups, service bodies, sponsors, workshops, Recovery-from-Relapse meetings, and writing tools for members suffering relapse. As a long term member who once stepped out of the program (I thought I knew enough to do it on my own), I know how difficult it was to admit I had relapsed and to come back. For many of us it is our experience. If you would like to help your Intergroup and OA fellows with TSW work we welcome you to join our committee. Many Paths, One Solution.

Submitted by Lyn H.