Your feedback is needed…

The Baton Rouge InterGroup (BRIG) is currently planning workshops and events for 2018, AND we are beginning to plan for a Spring Retreat taking place in April 2019. This is where we could use your help – what would YOU, as members of OA like to see? Are there any topics you would like to learn more about, or to talk about?

Recent topics included:

  • Abstinence
  • Sponsoring
  • AA Big Book Workshop at the Spring 2017 Retreat

What do you struggle with in your program?

What are your victories and strengths in program?

What are your most valuable tools?

Could you help with planning or speaking at a BRIG event? Single events are great short-term service commitments, and are great fun!

Please leave any comments below, and/or send them to

We are here to serve YOU, thanks for your help!


I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Mine was great because I didn’t binge! Part of it is because it was a brunch and there were less things for me to binge on. Another part is that I’ve finally surrendered! My sponsor has been trying to get me to surrender and I think I finally have. At first I didn’t know what he was talking about. I’m a very visual person so he used the example of the Germans surrendering. I still had problems with that. Then I talked to some lovely ladies after a recent meeting and they explained it to me. I believe that it is :  accepting that I’m different from other eaters, asking God to help me stay abstinent daily, taking actions that will help me stay abstinent. I am 3 days abstinent now. God-willing there will be more.


Anne B.

Meeting atmosphere

So I continually go to the same two meetings per week. Both these meetings have the same vibe and allow cross-talk if put in a positive way. I like that and can blab on about meaningless and pointless things and no one will stop me.  I used to avoid a certain meeting because the shares are timed and, because I’m an addict, I don’t like anyone telling me what to do. This meeting used to use these stupid little timers shaped like eggs with stupid little feet. I hated the stupid little sign that was held up when your time was about out and over. However, I’ve since changed my mind. Limiting my sharing helps me to be more succinct. It’s like a couple of assignments I’ve had this past semester that limited my words. Go over that and I’m penalized. In meetings I’m not penalized but it does allow for other people to share. Go figure.

Have an abstinent holiday!

Anne B.