Do you remember your first OA meeting? Did you look around and wonder if you were the only young person in our program?
Did it help to realize that there were other young people living in abstinence through similar family situations, school, dating and work?
Did their experience, strength and hope help you to commit to an abstinent life, one day at a time, especially when your friends and family didn’t understand?
If you can remember when you were a lonely newcomer, then practice the Twelfth Step and reach out to another young food addict. You can provide service in so many ways – greeting newcomers, making telephone calls, offering rides to meetings.
In these ways, you can ensure your own recovery. Even your presence at meetings can show young newcomers that they are not alone.