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12 Step Within Day - 12/12/15

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Saturday December 12,2015 is‘12 Step Within Day’

  • Call an OA Member You Haven’t Seen in a While - One Call Can Help Two People.
  • Please Get Involved So the Hand of OA is Available to Those Who Still Suffer

Twelfth-Step-Within Day is an annual event established by the World Service Business Conference of Overeaters Anonymous in 2009. Groups and Intergroups around the world are encouraged to plan events to support the still suffering compulsive eater within our fellowship.

The Twelfth-Step-Within Committee was created to reach out to those in the Fellowship who still suffer and to address the relapse and recovery of our members. The committee’s purpose is to strengthen Overeaters Anonymous by sharing information and ideas that generate recovery within the Fellowship. 

Those who give Twelfth-Step-Within service encourage existing OA members to become or remain abstinent, to work the Twelve Steps and to give service to the best of their ability. Doing this service increases the quantity and quality of recovery in our Fellowship, thereby assisting our own spiritual journey. Twelfth Step Within does not focus on attracting new members; it explicitly supports the ones we already have. Anyone who is abstinent and working his or her own recovery can do this service. No special qualifications are necessary; only willingness is needed. 

We can all help carry the message of recovery through abstinence and working the Steps by (1) being well ourselves; (2) giving service, sponsorship and friendship; (3) encouraging membership retention; and (4) attending meetings and OA events. If you need help or encouragement to implement the following suggestions, please contact your intergroup/service board or region.