As we responded with action to the love we had been shown in AA, the result was a new faith in ourselves, in others, and in the power of that love.”

Many Alcoholic Anonymous members loved me until I learned to love myself.  It was not until I could love myself that I recovered and did the needed work:  used the tools, worked the Steps, lived the Traditions.  It has been a long journey, but I have made it to the other side:  I am happy, joyous, and free.

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, p. 17