- February 10, 2017 at 2:43 pm #786
Recovery from food-related addiction, compulsion, and conditions can come in many forms. Important aspects included in the process include fellowship, sponsorship, service, an action plan, and spiritual growth. What are your experiences around food and eating problems: what has inspired you to find healing and what have been some key elements to your recovery?June 25, 2017 at 3:43 pm #944
I am a lifelong overeater. I am interested in a twelve-step type recovery program, but would really like to find one for Catholics. I am a little wary of the generic “higher power” language – would like to find a group near me (northern California, near Sacramento) with a solid Catholic grounding. Thanks for any help you can offer!August 30, 2017 at 7:17 pm #985
I am a recovered compulsive eater currently involved with OAHOP. I love getting to share from the big book on the telephone meetings but wonder if I may be of use in my parish.
As a cradle Catholic I experimented with drugs and alcohol in high school, which definitely made me “feel” better but just wasn’t who I am. Food on the other hand, is cunning, baffling and powerful. It had been my go to obsession all my life and was covert and although noticed to some degree, I was able to ignore it for a softer easier way until my late 50’s. Now 2+years into recovery my faith in Christ is my solution instead of food.
Are there any others out there in San Diego County suffering with food problems? Could it be the unaddressed pink elephant in the middle of the sanctuary? What do you think?May 8, 2018 at 5:29 pm #1133
I do prefer a Catholic based recovery program. I have been in RU but that is mostly through Baptist Churches. I really didn’t have problems there, but they don’t follow any Catholic doctrine. I am a cradle Catholic; left the church for several years after marrying a lax Protestant. Yes, spirituality is something we addicts lack. We need to humble ourselves and accept that God is in charge. The very big hole in me needs filled with accepting God’s love and guidance, not an addiction. Sorry I live clear across the country in West Virginia, but I am sure California has or will have groups. Starting one isn’t that hard. The group gets it’s strength from all participants. A person is needed to keep things organized and on topic. Good luck, Kathy K.January 30, 2019 at 4:56 pm #1385
My name is Kathy and I am a compulsive overeater. I was a member of OA for almost 20 years and have decided to bow out for several reasons. Generally speaking, the program had become too watered down for me and sometimes antagonistic to my Catholic faith. With that being said, I am extremely grateful for the recovery I did find through the 12 Step Program and for the blessing of so many wonderful OA friends. I am so thankful to discover this CiR site and Scott’s ministry. I plan to read his book and possibly (by the grace of God!) start a meeting here in Pennsylvania. As I believe that God (my HIGHEST power!) led me to OA, I believe He has also led me here. I used to kid my non-Catholic friends that God was my HIGHEST power but that I was also blessed to have many HIGHER powers e.g. the Blessed Mother and all the Angels and Saints! Not all of them would get it, but know that you all do! May our friends in high places intercede for us all!!
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