Step 9 - Recovered 520
Release Date: 08/19/2014
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 Hope - Recovered 1146
Hope is the elevating feeling we experience when we see a path to a better futureinfo_outline
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Made direct amends to such people
whenever possible, except when to do so would injure
them or others
Tell us your initial reaction when you first read this step?
What was your experience in preparation?
What amends do you think that you already made before you got to this step?
After you have had your first encounter with making amends,
How did you feel about it?
How did the other person respond?
What have you learned from this?
What would you do differently next time?
After you had done your first several encounters for making
amends (for example, after 5 times of making amends),what were your overall impressions?
Is there anything common with your first?
Did anything surprise you?
Did anything disappoint you?
How did you feel about the process and how has it affected you?
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What amends do you have the most difficulty making?
What do you need to do to be able to make these amends?
How has making amends affected your relationship with others?
How are you dealing with the feedback from others after making
How are you feeling?
How are you dealing with the desire to defend yourself?
Write down any other amends that you found that you needed to
make after starting the process of making amends.
How can you celebrate or honor the completion of your making
amends (step 9)?
Have you had any dreams about making amends? If so, describe
them in detail.
Describe any celebrations or activities that you have done to honor
the completion of your making amends.