Monday, November 12, 2012

More OA sponsees

There's a therapist in my AA group who keeps referring her clients to me for 12 Step sponsorship -- women who have eating issues, often in addition to other addictions.

I can not tell you how much i love working with these women -- eating issues are my heart, i find. Sure, it's great working with alcoholics and drug addicts; yet, there's something about the food stuff that just goes to my soul.

Compulsive eating, self-hatred and body loathing were my constant companions and non-stop obsessions. "Fat Pig" was my name for myself.

I don't live that way anymore -- food (alcohol, drugs, men et. al,) won't cure anything, so I don't try to use them. I'm pretty content with my body - it is what it is and it's gotten me this far, regardless of how badly i've treated it!

I love passing the freedom on to my new sponsees.


  1. Hey there, I was wondering if I could ask you a question. I am a recovering heroin addict and also have anorexia/bulimia.
    I used to attend NA and AA but I haven't been to a meeting in a long time.
    I'm trying to muster up the courage to go back but fear and anxiety keep stopping me.
    Do you have any advice?
    Thanks x

  2. Ruby; Good for you for wanting to go back. these are such difficult, difficult issues -- support and guidance are really important and wonderful

    Hope this doesn't sound a little tough, BUT i do find that we all get a little stuck in self. no one's looking or judging you -- they're there for themselves. We're all in the same boat

    Also, everyone in meetings has been in EXACTLY the same spot you have. there's so much empathy and support in the rooms. AND folks who have long-term recovery are always willing and wanting to help. they want to pass on what they've got.

    Why not give it a try? If you don't like it, decide from there

    GOOD LUCK. and stay in touch

  3. Ruby; One other thought -- do you have someone who goes to meetings that you can go with? that's how i first starting going -- i was really scared to go alone. A buddy helped me.