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4/20/13 5:42 P

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I know this is an old thread but you had it wrong. OA is in the business of healing to that end their copyrights are "you can not copy and sell" but you can share questions book excerpts etc between members. As long as you are not making a profit, you can post those questions anywhere you like. I am glad that someone posted the first step questions here. I will eventually buy the book but since most OA meetings seem to be a bit flaky I have yet to find the book available. I do not have enough money to order online and pay the shipping. So I can now wait until it magically appears at anOA meeting.

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2/23/10 3:12 P

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Thanks Kel! This is a really old thread but the message still applies!

Rosco6787 - Here are a few links to the World Service site that may help.

Sponsor by Mail/E-mail:
www.oa.org/services-for-members/serv
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e-by-mail.php


Find a "real-time" on-line or telephone meeting:
www.oa.org/meetings/find-a-meeting-o
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Find and Intergroup nearest you:
www.oa.org/pdfs/monthlyigreport.pdf

Good luck and Blessings to you as you start your journey in the program. Find a face-to-face meeting that's close and they can help you with your journey and/or give you help to find more meetings nearby that you can try if the first one doesn't suit you.

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2/23/10 1:51 P

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Hi Alice!

Thank you SO much for reminding us all about copyright issues as well as the possible breaking of OA traditions. I have been away from the site for a bit, but today decided to check in with the group and saw this thread. I agree that if we kept the thread for the purposes of discussing our responses to the workbook questions, that might be helpful, but I am in total agreement with you that we should not post the actual questions/material.

Thanks so much.

Blessings,

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2/21/10 9:38 P

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i am trying so hard to learn how to navigate through this website; i so badly want to particiapate anf find an online OA sponsor...is someone willing to help/mentor/sponsor? thank you!

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5/2/08 4:11 P

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Many meetings and Intergroups carry them. You can also order them through the World Service Office of Overeaters Anonymous at the contacts below.

Catalog page for workbook:
www.oa.org/literature_catalog_detail
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htm?SKU=992&cart=12097506161197798


OA Website:
www.oa.org

Mailing Address: World Service Office
P.O. Box 44020
Rio Rancho, NM 87174-4020 USA
Telephone: (505) 891-2664
Fax: (505) 891-4320

The World Service Office is prompt about orders, but they may be running a little slow this next week as the World Service Business Conference (the annual world business meeting with reps from around the globe) begins on Monday on May 5th in Albuquerque. Someone will be there at the office in Rio Rancho to help, just not their full crew.

Alice

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5/2/08 1:12 P

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Where can we get the workbook?

Maria

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4/11/08 6:26 P

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Hi Team!

We need to take a step backwards on this....
The OA literature is copyrighted. It is NOT legal to copy all the questions and place them here, nor is it being self-supporting and would affect OA as a whole. We are allowed to post certain pieces that have been approved for distribution by the World Service Business Conference voting body and WSO has placed on the website. Most literature does NOT fall into that category. If you wish to have a thread that encourages people to purchase the workbook and daily share their answers only (not list the question other than by number and page)as they work through it fine. Otherwise, we would have some serious legal and Tradition issues here. Nice thought - let's work out a better solution.

Love,
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4/11/08 2:23 P

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Elayne, Thank you for this. It will give me a lot to think about.

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4/11/08 1:51 P

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Good, I'm glad it'll be helpful. It will take me a little while to get them all posted, but I will get them all posted. Just bear with me, please! emoticon

Edited by: ANGELBELIEVER at: 4/11/2008 (13:51)
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4/11/08 12:54 P

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Elayne,
This would be so wonderful for me! I burned that book when I was finished with it because it held such personal writings, I never wanted anyone else to find it! This will give me another chance to go through those excellent questions. Thank you so much!

Lara

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thanks so much for that.so much there for me to ponder on.i sort of forget that eating is not in a tidy box it spills into all areas of my life and corrupts.
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I'm going to start listing the questions here for each step from the OA Workbook so that those of you who do not have the workbook can have access to the questions.

Step 1. We admitted we were powerless over food-that our lives had become unmanageable.

1. "In OA we are encouraged to take a good look at our compulsive eating, obesity, and the self-destructive things we have done to avoid obesity: the dieting, starving, over-exercising, or purging." Here is a first step inventory of my compulsive overeating history.
a. What other solutions have I tried,and what were the results? Am I still looking for a solution outside of OA?
b. How have I used excess food to escape life's problems?
c. Are there any particular foods or eating behaviors which give me trouble?
d. Have I returned to my former compulsive overeating behavior after years in recovery?
2. How has and does this malady affect my life not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well?
a. Have I excelled at my job or just gotten by? Explain.
b. What has it been like living with me at home?
c. Has chronic unhappiness over my eating problems affected my friendships or marriage? How?
d. Am I in touch with my feelings, or have I buried my anger and fear in false cheerfulness? Explain.
3. How have I believed that my life would be manageable if only others around me would do as I wanted? Explain.
4. When and how has my life become unmanageable?
5. Have I tried to control myself and wound up demoralized? Even when I succeed, has it been enough to make me happy? Explain.
6. Do I believe only an honest admission to myself of the reality of my condition can save me from my destructive eating? Why?
7. Do I acknowledge that my current method of managing have not been successful, and I need to find a new approach to life? Explain.
8. Am I ready to change and to learn? Why?
9. Have I made an honest appraisal of my experience and am I convinced that I can't handle life through self-will alone? Explain.

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Edited by: ANGELBELIEVER at: 4/11/2008 (10:39)
Elayne from
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