At first, I found the word “powerless” difficult to reconcile with my experience, so getting past semantics was critical for me. So here’s how I had to think about it: If my car gets stuck in the sand, it is not without power, and I am not without power, but my power and my car’s power are clearly insufficient to get out of the trap. I cannot fool myself; however much power I may have, I [still] need help [from] people, resources, or both.
EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS (EDA)
EDA is a Twelve-Step fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. People can and do fully recover from having an eating disorder. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder.
General Service Board of EDA
P.O. Box 5243
Chico, CA 95927