9th Step - Recovered 441
Release Date: 09/10/2013
Each stick has a recovery topic written on it. We will take turns, randomly picking a stick and then sharing on that topic that was chosen.info_outline Service Work - Recovered 1165
Studies have shown that addicts who help others can significantly improve their chances of staying sober and avoiding relapse.info_outline Self Awareness - Recovered 1163
Despite these challenges, we can all improve our self-awareness and reap the benefits in addiction recovery and in life.info_outline Perseverance - Recovered 1161
The first key to persistence is to create for yourself a compelling vision for your recovery. Too often, people focus on what they don’t want to happen.info_outline Discipline - Recovered 1159
Self-discipline is the willingness to put some limitations on behavior in order to gain something or make life better.info_outline Humility - Recovered 1157
Ultimately, when we are humble we are willing to seek and receive help, support, guidance and direction with our lives. The result is that we are not alone anymore.info_outline Willingness - Recovered 1155
Your life belongs to you, right? Sure it does, but look at where your actions got you. Your life became unmanageable because of your addiction. You need to be willing for a lot of things, especially accepting help.info_outline Integrity - Recovered 1152
Sobriety helps us reconnect with our true selves and become reacquainted with our inner light, our life’s mission, and our purpose.info_outline Courage - Recovered 1150
Any challenges life throws your way, you now know how it feels to look fear in the face and remember how capable you are of walking through it.info_outline Faith - Recovered 1148
In order to keep going and develop sobriety the individual needs to have faith that things are going to keep improving.info_outline
What were your first thoughts of making amends?
What did you think was involved?
What was actually involved, what was your experience?
Tell us about an amend gone well
Why did it go well? What are lessons learned?
Tell us about an amend gone badly
Why did it go badly? What are lessons learned?
What are some of your suggestions?
Your thoughts about…
1. Feel the feeling first,
think about what it will be like saying the words of amends and how it will feel
2. Understand what it takes to make an amends
Must be over anger, resentments, jealousy before facing the person
3. Write down reasons why your making amends
4. Prepare what you are going to say
5. Resolve solutions
Prepare how you will propose to make the situation right.
6. Keep it simple
7. Move on regardless