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OA Meeting Summary

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The purpose of the meeting is to provide support to any individual who like to abstain from compulsive eating behaviors whether that means overeating, binge eating, bulimia or anorexia. The OA- Southern Colorado Chapter (Pikes Peak Serenity intergroup) has been active for years and it is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope are recovering from compulsive overeating. They welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for members; they are self-supporting through their own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organizations, political movements, ideology, or religious doctrine; we take no position…show more content…
The attendees composed of adult to older adult women. Their interaction is more formal and structures even if it was led by one of their peers. The person who led the group is chosen by the group to lead. There are other officers in the group who are assigned to different tasks such as for the donations, literature, etc. The leader meticulously follows a certain guidelines in running the support group. Everybody had the chance to share their thoughts or feelings on certain topic of the book that they read. I remembered that they did different format in their session that day due to our presence. They called us “visitors.” As one of the visitors, I have positive feelings that it is beneficial for anybody who like to have support group (especially those who have faith in God). Their center is Jesus Christ (although some members are nonbelievers). They use the book title “Alcoholic Anonymous”, which the same book that the Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) used. The leader just explain to us that the 12 steps that the OA is the same with the AA’s 12 steps, they just used the term overeaters instead of alcoholics. One of the members had given me the copy of the book for free, which made me feel
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