If you’re working through the 12-Step program for addiction recovery, Step 9 can be a challenging one. Although the 12 Steps are a popular method for recovery among people worldwide, it requires a great deal of hard work and dedication to complete them all.
Step 8 is an integral part of the 12-Step Program because it begins the amends process. It initiates healing by asking us to identify the various ways we’ve hurt others with our addiction and make a list of people we need to make amends to.
If you’ve been in the rooms before or you’ve watched movies that depict a character that struggles with addiction, you may have heard the phrase “hit rock bottom.” It usually describes someone who reaches their lowest point before going to rehab or getting help for their addiction. Unfortunately, this phrase is very misleading. It assumes that treatment is only successful if a person loses everything and has reached the very end of their rope. But this isn’t true at all.
The primary emphasis of Step 7 is humility. While working this step, the goal is to replace your character defects with humility and spiritual principles. To do this, you must regularly practice thoughtfulness and honesty in all areas of your life.
Did you know people drink twice as much during the holidays? A recent survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of the supplement company Morning Recovery found that the average American will drink 100 percent more once the holiday season starts.1 Although it may seem like a fun way to socialize during the holidays, all the […]
Fear is one of the main factors that keeps an addict from seeking help. A person may know that they are addicted to drugs or alcohol and that they would be much better off getting sober, but that doesn’t negate the fact that it can be overwhelming and scary.
Edited on October 7th, 2020 Sometimes doctors will prescribe painkillers or other addictive medications to use as-needed. This means you are encouraged to take the medication as needed, but if your symptoms lessen or disappear, you should stop using the medicine and do not have to continue consuming it until it is all gone. If […]