From the October 1982 magazine.

PO Box 1980

Tradition Three in action

I've read several articles and letters in the Grapevine about people dually addicted to alcohol and drugs. To my knowledge, no one has mentioned a third addiction: food. I came into AA through the side window of Overeaters Anonymous, and I will be forever grateful to my first AA group for the love and tolerance I was shown during the first few weeks of meetings when I would identify myself as only a compulsive overeater, not an alcoholic.

As a matter of fact, when I received my white chip at my first meeting (for I did have the desire to stop drinking), the chairperson handed it to me and said, "This is to remind you that you cannot tolerate alcohol--or food, if you want to use it for that."

-- H. M.

Decatur, Georgia

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