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If you're looking to strengthen either your personal recovery or your local group, this page is for you!

Member Support

If you'd like to improve your personal recovery, try any or all of the following:

The following documents offer suggestions to enhance your program:

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Homebound Support

This is not a new section on our website, but COVID-19 has brought the challenges of working the program while housebound to the forefront for all of us! The 12th Step Within Committee offers the following to help deal with isolation:

During this time of social distancing, many of us are missing our face to face meetings--the fellowship, lingering after the meeting for hugs and to catch up. With this is mind, we discussed some ways for us to strengthen our personal connections:

  • Find a call in/text in buddy for every day connection
  • Join or make a texting group that participants can share their ESH (experience, strength, and hope) throughout the day
  • Share through text or email a quote from OA/AA literature that helps us (could be a slogan or a tool)
  • Attend multiple phone meetings
  • After the meeting is concluded, stay on the line to catch up with others, offer service by answering questions for newcomers, or to talk about sponsorship
  • Call, text, or email someone you haven't spoken with in a while
  • Offer service to those with mobility issues by calling them or even sending an encouraging note
  • Commit your meal plan to another person through text or email each day
  • Start a 4th step, 10th step call in group and talk about how we work them

We all miss our personal connections and need to find other ways to fulfill this vital part of our program. Share your ideas with us at committee_12within@gpioa.org. What helps you?

In addition to the many virtual meetings available, the following websites with speakers and podcasts may be of assistance:

Don't forget about the 7th Tradition if you're taking advantage of these online resources! It's not free for these groups, intergroups, or regions to maintain these websites and provide this valuable service.

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Group Support

Want to make your local group even better? Try any or all of the following:

The following documents offer insights which can improve your local group.

Here's a copy of the letter regarding using AA literature in your OA meeting: Letter Regarding Using AA Literature in OA Meetings.

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Always to extend the hand and heart of OA to all who share my compulsion; for this I am responsible.

Greater Pittsburgh Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous
P. O. Box 5459
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

24 hour Answering Service (412) 765-3004
http://www.gpioa.org

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