2014: Year of Abstinence

141_Commitment-to-AbstSeacoast Intergroup has made 2014 The Year of Abstinence in our area.

Just what does this mean to for current members and newcomers? It means we are providing special opportunities to explore abstinence from compulsive eating and food addiction in new ways that may help your recovery, whether you are new to the idea, getting abstinent, newly abstinent, or abstinent for many twenty-four hours in a row.

Here are four actions Seacoast Intergroup is taking. We’ll have more information as details become available.

The new Thursday night Portsmouth meeting is focused on abstinence and features speakers describing what they were like, how they got abstinent, and how they maintain it. (See this flyer or visit our meetings page for more details.)

Our 12th Step Within Drive helps you pass on the message of abstinence and recovery to others, and working the 12th Step is vital to maintaining our abstience! Call someone you haven’t seen at a meeting lately on the 12th of every month…or any day of the month! (See this flyer for ideas.) Pass it on!

SeacoastOA.wordpress.com is the new site for our Intergroup. It’s friendlier and more navigable than our old site, and it allows us to inform you of what’s going on more quickly and easily. We’ve also got a lot of great resources for your recovery and for the health of your meetings. Got a resource you’d like us to add? Just email us!

We will soon be announcing the details of two incredible, abstinence-focused one-day workshops that Seacoast Intergroup will be hosting this summer. Both will be facilitated by wonderful, experienced OA members from elsewhere in Region 6, and no one will not want to miss these events. More will be revealed very soon, so stay on the edge of your seat. Just know that there may be limited space available. We will be opening this opportunity up to members of neighboring intergroups as well, but Seacoast Intergroup members will have the first chance to reserve a seat!

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