A Wellspring of Hope
Newsletter of The Recovery Group


August 2004
Volume 6, Issue 8



ser*en*dip*i*ty ~ (noun) First appeared 1754:
the faculty or phenomenon of finding
valuable or agreeable things not sought for.


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~ FROM OUR EDITOR ~

Dear Serendipity Friends,

Welcome to the August issue of The Recovery Group's newsletter. You will find lots of good stuff here this month: an inspiring message from our founder, news from the administrators of our different divisions, as well as an invitation to be a TRG sponsor or a Telephone Angel.

Curious? Read on, enjoy, and soak up all the wonderful words and thoughts which make up this month's newsletter.

Have a comment? Have a complaint? Write a letter to the editor! Remember this is your newsletter, too. Share your experience, strength and hope with others by writing an article for the "From our Members" column....

I hope you're each enjoying your summer. Personally, it's going by way too fast for me!

Marty

Editor, SERENDIPITY
Newsletter of The Recovery Group





~ FOUNDER'S CORNER ~

~ OA VOTES TO REGISTER ONLINE MEETINGS ~


Dear Friends in Recovery,

We're in the middle of the Dog Days of Summer. Sharing on the loops is down a little, some loopies are gaining weight from sheer boredom, kids are groaning about having to go back to school because they're used to freedom and tempers are sometimes very short.

I'm going to try not to look at August that way. First of all, it's my birthday month ... and secondly I stay in air-conditioning as much as I possibly can. I love nature in summer. The flowers are beautiful. Rain usually brings along a rainbow. And the craziness of the holidays, though getting closer, is still a long way off.

The Dog Days find us winding down ... and we all have a wonderful opportunity to really focus on our Twelve Step program. We can meditate outside under a tree at dusk and feel a welcome cool breeze. We have more daylight and can take longer walks and get more exercise. Fresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful and that can be a boon to our food plan. We can pick flowers and bring the outside inside and soothe our spirit with God's beauty. A vacation can rejuvenate us. And for those lucky enough to have pools, nothing feels better than splashing around outside in water.

Happy Dog Days, Loopies.

@-}-}-}------
Love in recovery,
Mari





~ LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ~

We invite all of you to send a letter to the editor about anything you wish. It can be positive or negative. It can be kudos or a complaint. 'Letters To The Editor' lets us know you're there ... and that you care. They will appear in this column.


~ THE RECOVERY GROUP ~
ADMINISTRATIVE HIGHLIGHTS

~ FROM THE TRG ADMINISTRATION ~

We have seen an influx of meeting leaders since OA approved on-line meetings and some of the new members are doing service on other loops as well. It is exciting to see people wanting to do service.

The new spam policy is also working well. TRG Adm can notify Yahoo! of the spam and it is not clogging up our business loops. That address is
SpamonTRG@yahoogroups.com.

Cody also took it upon herself to get volunteers for the Telephone Angels and got the list sent out.

If you have a suggestion for a service, you can send it to: TRGAdm@hotmail.com.

http://www.TheRecoveryGroup.org
Contact: TRGAdm@TheRecoveryGroup.org

~ FROM THE RECOVERY LOOP DIVISION ~

Big Book is studying "Into Action." Our WTS ~ Working the Steps Study Group is in the middle of the Third Quarter Study led by Rose, Sfshannons@aol.com. Anorexia and Bulimia, OA Friends, HOTJ are stable and lots of recovery. The Newcomers and Recovery loop have many newcomers joining each month.

This is an exciting time for the Recovery Loops, with good sharing.

http://www.theRecoveryGroup.org/trg.html
Contact: RecoveryLoopsAdm@lists.TheRecoveryGroup.org

~ FROM THE ODAT LOOP DIVISION ~

One Day At A Time is the name of the Recovery Group Special Focus Loops. We have several dozen of these loops and, although they are all Twelve Step Support Groups and for compulsive eaters, each one has a secondary focus. We would like to ask that the Coordinator of each of these loops write a brief paragraph of their loop, its activity and its mission for inclusion in next month's Serendipity.

We are pleased to list the 31 ODAT Special Focus 12-Step Loops:

THE ODAT LOOPS

  • 2004 Abstinence
  • AA_ODAT
  • Abuse ODAT
  • Anger ODAT
  • Christian ODAT
  • Compulsive Spending
  • Diabetics ODAT
  • Disabilities ODAT
  • Drug Abuse ODAT
  • Emotions ODAT
  • FFOA ODAT
  • Grey Sheet ODAT
  • Grief ODAT
  • Homebound ODAT
  • H.O.W. ODAT
  • Isolation and Homebound
  • Jewish ODAT
  • Latter Day Saints ODAT
  • OAAnon ODAT
  • ODAT Trusted Servants
  • Pagan ODAT
  • Pain ODAT
  • PMS ODAT
  • Pregnancy and Motherhood
  • Recovery In Israel
  • Rainbow to Abstinence
  • Relationships ODAT
  • Sex and Love Addiction
  • Silver Recovery ODAT
  • Spending ODAT
  • Strong Recovery
  • Teens and Recovery
  • WLS_ODAT


Nancy, ODAT Division Head http://www.theRecoveryGroup.org/odat/
Please send to: ODATAdm@lists.therecoverygroup.org

~ FROM THE DISCOVERY LOOP DIVISION ~

The loops of Discovery are continuing to thrive and grow as Mary and Cody, the Division Leaders, continue to recruit and find New Trusted Servants. Mary W. is working hard as Discovery Kitchen now has 104 members and 2 Coordinators. They are trying to use their experience, strength, and hope to get their members to share. Exercise & Discovery now has 49 members and is fully staffed with Trusted Servants doing jobs such as Greeting a newcomer, saying good-bye to someone who chooses to leave, a web-servant to get the loop out in the world-wide web and Coordinators to manage the whole loop and make sure things run smoothly.

On the kids side of things Cody is the Coordinator for both Co-kids and Kids & Discovery. Kids & Discovery a loop only for kids and trusted servants has 12 members and has some sharing happening between Cody and a youth with an eating disorder. Co-kids a loop for parents, grandparents, or basically anyone who needs help helping a child who eats compulsively has had a few people subscribe this month and sharing volume also has increased. A parent even reached out for help and another parent emailed her back sharing what has worked for her when dealing with her own child who had an eating disorder and then ultimately got help. All in all it is great that we have these loops for people to discover and find when they are in need!

Submitted By:

Cody (codygirl7318@yahoo.com)
Mary W (pugrescuer@hotmail.com)
Discovery Loops Coordinators

http://www.theRecoveryGroup.org/discovery/
Contact: DiscoveryAdm@lists.TheRecoveryGroup.org

~ FROM THE TRG OA MEETING DIVISION ~

With the increasing number of people wishing to be leaders, we have now established a system of pairing new leaders with existing leaders, thereby having two leaders for the one meeting time slot. This is a great help when one of the leaders is unable to lead; however, not all time slots have two leaders and if anyone wishes to have a partner, or become a partner, please let us know.

We have also established a list of leaders willing to lead, but with no time slot available. This means that anyone who wishes to be a leader can be added to the pool of registered leaders so that when/if a time slot does become available, there is someone to take over immediately.

It is so important that there always be a meeting available for those who are suffering inside and outside of this program so thank you to all the meeting leaders who have contributed so willingly to our meetings by subbing for others, by pairing with other leaders or by joining the list of reserves.

Thanks also to Cindy who has taken over the management of the Meeting Schedule and to Danielle who now provides the meeting topics. Cindy and Danielle have replaced Jeannine who has moved on to other areas of service.

Leaders are still needed from overseas and areas outside of the USA, so please don't hesitate to contact the group if you can give service to these wonderful meetings.

Submitted By:

TRG On-Line Meeting Coordinators Terri, Barry and Christine

http://www.theRecoveryGroup.org/meetings/

Contact:
TRG Online Meeting Leaders' Group: MeetingTS@yahoogroups.com
TRG Online Meeting Administration: MtgAdm@lists.TheRecoveryGroup.org





~ FROM TRG'S SPONSOR PROGRAM ~

This month we asked the TRG sponsors to share some of their thoughts about why they share their recovery through sponsoring. Here are some of those thoughts:

"I sponsor so I can recover. The Big Book tells us that this is the road to recovery by helping another addict."

"Sponsoring also keeps me better aligned with my HP when I share that with sponsees."

"It saves my life by sharing these steps with others who are still suffering. I would have never begun sponsoring without my sponsor encouraging me to take that step. He has helped me so much I want to share that with others."

"I have so much gratitude for my freedom and want to pass this on to others...that's why I sponsor."

"I think the quality of my recovery would deteriorate if I wasn't sponsoring."

"I sponsor b/c I cannot keep my recovery unless I give it away. In the Big Book, it says that "practical experience has shown us that nothing will so much ensure immunity from compulsive eating as intensive work w/ other compulsive eaters." I have certainly found this to be true in my own life."

"For me sponsoring and being sponsored are necessary if I want to continue on this happy road to recovery."

If you have or are taking the steps with a sponsor, you are now ready to sponsor up to the level of your own recovery.

You are invited to become a Recovery Sponsor: A Recovery Sponsor guides their sponsee through the Twelve Steps and helps him/her learn to live a three-fold abstinent life consisting of emotional,physical and spiritual abstinence.

You are invited to become a Recovery Temporary Sponsor: There are occasions one needs a temporary sponsor because of their sponsor being ill, out-of-town or an emergency. A Recovery Temporary Sponsor will sponsor someone until she/he finds a permanent sponsor. Temporary Sponsors can help us begin our three-fold abstinence as we look for a permanent sponsor or fill in for a sponsor who is unavailable for a short period of time.

Responding to this invitation is a gift to your recovery ~ Just say YES!!!

To become a TRG Sponsor, please write to:
TRGSponsorsAdm@lists.TheRecoveryGroup.org

Submitted by:

Patt and Cate, TRG Sponsor Coordinators
The Recovery Group Sponsor Group Trusted Servants

Contact: TRGSponsorsAdm@lists.TheRecoveryGroup.org
www.TheRecoveryGroup.org



~ RECOVERY TELEPHONE ANGELS ~



The Recovery Telephone Angel Program began about four years ago and has been a life-saver on many occasions for members of the Recovery Group. A private directory of members who are willing to take telephone calls from TRG members is made available regularly. Cody has become the new Coordinator the Recovery Telephone Angels. Here is this month's Serendipity report from her.

I am proud to announce that our Telephone Angels Program is back up and running and has taken off with a boom. We now have 27 members from all over the country and world too! That is amazing to me.

We have also added a Telephone Angels Loop. Once you become a Telephone Angel, then you are subscribed to the loop, and you can ask questions, make suggestions and be available for TRGADM updates.

Service is a very rewarding thing and the phone is one of the best Tools we have in our program. So please consider being a Telephone Angel. It is such an amazing way to give back and serve at the same time.

I always love what Rozanne said in her promise: "I put my hand in yours and together we can do what we never could do alone." We all share a common bond and need each other. Sometimes on-line email is enough and sometimes we need more like a telephone connection.

To join our list of telephone angels - and share your recovery with others through this service -- please contact:
TRGAdm@TheRecoveryGroup.org. In your email please include the following:

  • Your name ~ Email address
  • What State you live in (this way people can find someone closer to them)
  • Your phone number ~ area code and number plus time zone, e.g.Eastern Standard
  • Best times to call/ when available
  • Leave message or not
Love in service, Cody
Administrator Apprentice



~ FROM OUR RECOVERY GROUP MEMBERS ~




~ Put the Glass Down ~

A lecturer was giving a lecture to his student on stress management. He raised a glass of water and asked the audience, "How heavy do you think this glass of water is?" The students' answers ranged from 20g to 500g.

"It does not matter on the absolute weight. It depends on how long you hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it is OK. If I hold it for an hour, I will have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you will have to call an ambulance. It is the exact same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."

"If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, we will not be able to carry on, the burden becoming increasingly heavier. What you have to do is to put the glass down, rest for a while before holding it up again. We have to put down the burden periodically, so that we can be refreshed and are able to carry on."

So before you return home from work tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it back home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you are having now on your shoulders, let it down for a moment if you can. Pick it up again later when you have rested. Rest and relax. Life is short. Enjoy it!!

Submitted with love in recovery by: Nody


~ RECOVERY WRITERS' SERIES ~

~ Ten Ways to Love Ourselves ~

In July we invited you to begin to exploring Ten Ways to Love Ourselves, one of our Recovery Writers Series. As you may recall this particular series of essays is based on our writer's reaction to Louise Hay's book "The Power Is Within You." Perhaps, like me, this Writer's Series has piqued your curiosity about the book and you may have picked up a copy to read yourself. Or perhaps you have continued reading our featured writer's remaining essays. Either way, we hope you will join us this month as we will look at creating a support system for ourselves, and join us again in September.

(Note: if you wish to read the remaining Reflections, the entire collection of articles can be found at:
www.TheRecoveryGroup.org/jtr/love_ourselves.html

DAY SIX
TEN WAYS TO LOVE OURSELVES *

DAY ONE

~ STOP ALL CRITICISM ~ ~

CRITICISM NEVER CHANGES A THING.
REFUSE TO CRITICIZE YOURSELF.
ACCEPT YOURSELF EXACTLY AS YOU ARE.
EVERYBODY CHANGES.
WHEN YOU CRITICIZE YOURSELF,
YOUR CHANGES ARE NEGATIVE.
WHEN YOU APPROVE OF YOURSELF,
YOUR CHANGES ARE POSITIVE.

DAY TWO

~ DON'T SCARE YOURSELF ~

DON'T SCARE YOURSELF.
STOP TERRORIZING YOURSELF
WITH YOUR THOUGHTS.
IT'S A DREADFUL WAY TO LIVE!
FIND A MENTAL IMAGE THAT GIVES YOU PLEASURE
( MINE IS A WATERFALL),
AND IMMEDIATELY SWITCH YOUR SCARY THOUGHT
TO A PLEASURABLE THOUGHT.

DAY THREE

~ BE GENTLE AND KIND AND PATIENT ~

BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF.
BE KIND TO YOURSELF.
BE PATIENT WITH YOURSELF
AS YOU LEARN THE NEW WAYS OF THINKING.
TREAT YOURSELF AS YOU WOULD
SOMEONE YOU REALLY, REALLY LOVED.

DAY FOUR

~ BE KIND TO YOUR MIND ~

SELF HATRED IS ONLY HATING
YOUR OWN THOUGHTS.
DON'T HATE YOURSELF
FOR HAVING BAD THOUGHTS.
GENTLY CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS.

DAY FIVE

~ PRAISE YOURSELF~

CRITICISM BREAKS DOWN THE INNER SPIRIT.
PRAISE BUILDS IT UP.
PRAISE YOURSELF AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.
TELL YOURSELF HOW WELL YOU ARE DOING
WITH EACH AND EVERY LITTLE THING.
DAY SIX

~ SUPPORT YOURSELF ~

FIND WAYS TO SUPPORT YOURSELF.
REACH OUT TO FRIENDS AND
ALLOW THEM TO HELP YOU.
IT IS BEING STRONG
TO ASK FOR HELP
WHEN YOU NEED IT.
*Permission for the above given by Louise Hays, Author. Dear Friends on the Journey ~

Why do we have to love ourselves? Why can't we just go on with our lives and be the way we are? So what ... if we weren't programmed when we were little to love ourselves. Is it really that big of a deal? This is Day Six of "How to Love Ourselves" and these exercises just aren't as easy when you do them everyday as we would like them to be.

I've gone all week trying not to criticize myself. Day One. And I believe I've done a pretty good job of it ... but today I am having trouble not doing that. It's a fine line between justifying things ... and not criticizing myself. Why I am doing that ... justifying? And when is it appropriate that I criticize myself?

I do really good each day on not scaring myself. Day Two. I couldn't do that before recovery ... before I learned how harmful it was to let scary thoughts linger in my mind. I've learned how to stop in my tracks and put bad thoughts out of my mind. Visualization. Couldn't do this before I learned how to visualize.

I also think I've done pretty good on being gentle, kind and patient with myself. Day Three. Not doing particularly good with that today, however. I'm running behind on some things. I'm chastising myself for that ... I'm not patient ... I'm pushing ... trying to put out fires and still get things done that I need to do. I'm feeling guilty about not completing some things. I need to work on this some.

It has been a long time since I've felt any self-hatred toward myself. Day Four. It took me years and years to conquer that one. It even took some therapy along the way. And it took working the Steps.

I believe the hardest one is to praise myself. Day Five. I have high expectations and usually don't praise myself unless I exceed those. Lately, though, I feel a sense of accomplishment for just getting about anything done. So, I guess, as time goes on and we begin to simplify our life one can get just as much a sense of accomplishment from making up a bed as they can for creating a masterpiece. I tell myself ...

"you did a fabulous job making up that bed this morning. It was truly magnificent!!!!!"

This is Day Six. Being strong. Support ourselves. Reaching Out. Asking for Help. Sometimes we aren't strong enough. We can't do certain things alone. Why is it so hard for me to reach out? Why is asking for help so difficult? I need to reach out today. I need help. I'm going through another crisis with the copyrights on my writing. I can't handle this alone. I'm going to be strong. I'm hanging in there at the moment. But it's tenuous. I'm going to communicate before the day is over. Will it sound like whining? Be strong? How strong am I supposed to be. Ask for help? Will I appear weak if I do?

Day Seven tomorrow. No wonder we don't love ourselves. Do people who love themselves really do all of these things? Does it just come automatically to them? I believe it does. I wish I could raise my children over. I didn't teach them all of these things about loving themselves. Maybe because I taught them what I did teach them; however, they don't need to learn all of this. Maybe it just comes automatically to them.

Dear God,
Loving myself today
is not as easy as it was
yesterday. Help me to learn
to do all of this automatically.
Help me to really love myself.
Love,
A Member of The Recovery Group



~ FROM THE LITERATURE ~




~~THE TWELVE STEPS ~ STEP EIGHT~~

Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.



~~ THE TWELVE TRADITIONS ~ TRADITION EIGHT ~~

Overeaters Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.




~~ BIG BOOK QUOTE ~~
BIG BOOK READING
"This thought brings us to STEP TEN, which suggests we continue to take personal inventory and continue to set right any new mistakes as we go along. We vigorously commenced this way of living as we cleaned up the past. We have entered the world of the Spirit. Our next function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness. This is not an overnight matter. It should continue for our lifetime. Continue to watch for selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear. When these crop up, we ask God at once to remove them. We discuss them with someone immediately and make amends quickly if we have harmed anyone. Then we resolutely turn our thoughts to someone we can help. Love and tolerance of others is our code. (AABB Page 84)


THOUGHTS...from Myrlene (Big Book and Recovery Group)
I love this Step.!! After I've gone through the 12 Steps and gotten my mind cleared of all the junk that I've carried in my memories for so long, I'm grateful to go through this list each day. I don't do a long, formal list like some people do. I've found that during the day when something happens, like an argument with my spouse or one of my children, that later on when I've had time to think about it, I like to go back and tell them "I'm sorry, I was out of line." Or, "I shouldn't have said that to you. You're an adult now. You can make your own decisions without my interfering." It feels so good to go to bed then, and know in my heart that I've done what I needed to as it happened during the day. I've been much more at peace and serene . I never want to have all those bad thoughts in my mind again that I hash and rehash over and over. This way, my side of the street is clean and I can take a deep breath and forget about it.!! :)

Blessings in your Recovery,
    Myrlene


~ RECOVERY MEDITATIONS ~

~ August Meditations Calendar
~
(http://www.therecoverygroup.org/meditations/august.html)

To receive the daily meditations by email, send a blank email to:
RecoveryMeditationsList-subscribe-request@lists.therecoverygroup.org




~ THE RECOVERY GROUP MEETINGS ~

THE RECOVERY GROUP ONLINE MEETINGS

The doorway to the meetings is at the top of the page at
http://www.TheRecoveryGroup.org. All you have to do is click it, and you'll be in the meeting room. The times are 12 noon, 3PM, 6PM, 9PM, 12 midnight 3AM, 6AM, and 9AM. These are Eastern times, and all meetings are held in #Recovery on IRC with a doorway located at: http://www.TheRecoveryGroup.org.

CAN YOU SPARE AN HOUR A WEEK?

We need your help for a wonderful line-up of online meetings. We will be working on a schedule of meetings every three hours around the clock every day, and are well on our way to meeting that goal. This will make it possible for those in time zones around the world to participate both as leaders and attendees. Will you help by volunteering an hour or two or three a week? It's easy, it gives you a good feeling by helping others, and it's fun!

Prospective meeting leaders must be actively working the Steps to the best of their ability and belong to at least one Recovery Loop. Although abstinence is not a requirement, many find that being abstinent allows them to better focus on the meetings.

If you are interested in being a meeting leader, please contact MtgAdm@lists.TheRecoveryGroup.org,
and you will be given further guidance. We hope as many of you as possible will write us back and let us know you can help. Please don't be shy ... meetings are easy and rewarding to lead.

We will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Prospective meeting leaders must be actively working the Steps to the best of their ability and belong to at least one Recovery Loop. Although abstinence is not a requirement, many find that being abstinent allows them to better focus on the meetings.

REACHING THE MEETINGS

Another way to reach the meeting webpage is directly, at:
http://www.therecoverygroup.org/meetings/

For AOL members, there is the direct link to #Recovery: #Recovery on StarChat.Network. AOL users need to first go to the Meeting website, and look at the special instructions for AOL users before they can fully participate in the meetings or they can go to: http://www.starchat.net/aol.php

#Recovery is the meeting room for Recovery Group. There is a doorway to #Recovery on the Recovery Group website: http://www.therecoverygroup.org. The meeting room can be directly accessed by going to either of these sites:
http://www.starchat.net/recovery or
http://www.starchat.net/chat/?chan=recovery
You can find other helpful information, including on-line meeting protocols at:
http://recovery.hiwaay.net/support/meetings.html



~ OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS CONTACTS ~

Overeaters Anonymous
World Service Office (WSO)
6075 Zenith Ct. NE
PO Box 44020
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
USA

Telephone 505-891-2664
Fax: 505-891-4320
http://www.overeatersanonymous.org/index.html
E-Mail Address ~ info@overeatersanonymous.org

"I put my hand in yours ...
and together we can do what we could never do alone."
~ Rozanne, OA CoFounder ~


~ THE RECOVERY GROUP CONTACTS ~

TRG ADMINISTRATION
(
TRGAdm@TheRecoveryGroup.org)

TRG ADMINISTRATOR
Dodee

TRG ADMINISTRATOR APPRENTICES
Cody
Mary W.

TRG ADVISORS: John and Patt
TRG DIVISIONS
RECOVERY LOOPS: Dodee and John
ODAT LOOPS: Nancy
DISCOVERY LOOPS: Cody and Mary W.
FOREIGN LOOPS: Dodee (Acting)
TRG OA MEETINGS: Terri, Barry and Christine
TRG SPECIAL SERVICES: Dodee (Acting)
TRG WEBSITE: Gary
Newsletter Editors ~ SerendipityNewsletter@yahoo.com ~ Marty and Faith
Newsletter Subscriptions ~ SerendipityNewsletter@yahoo.com(Subject=Email Subscription)
Letters to the Editor ~ SerendipityNewsletter@yahoo.com(Subject=Letter to the Editor)
Sponsor Coordinator ~ sponsors@therecoverygroup.org
Recovery Meeting Coordinator ~ MtgAdm@lists.TheRecoveryGroup.org
Technical Support ~ RecoveryTech@mail.com
Recovery Group Administrators ~ TRGAdm@TheRecoveryGroup.org
Recovery Group Founder ~ Mari


"In the deepest part of a compulsive eater's soul . . .
Is the realization that recovery begins when we find one another."


~~ The Serenity Prayer ~~

Grant us the SERENITY to accept the things we cannot change;
The COURAGE to change the things we can;
And the WISDOM to know the difference.


What we could never do alone ~
We can do together.

One day at a time, ~
One step at a time.




Disclaimer


The Recovery Group and our newsletter has as its mission and purpose that of carrying the message of recovery to those who suffer from the disease of compulsive eating. We are an anonymous organization and follow the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous; however, we are not affiliated with that group. Your articles, announcements and information are welcome. All opinions in this newsletter represent only the opinions of the writers and not necessarily that of The Recovery Group or OA, Inc.

The Trusted Servants of Recovery

Volume 6 Issue 8 © Copyright 2004 THE RECOVERY GROUP All rights reserved.