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The Meaning of the 12 Steps

There may be as many meanings to the 12 steps of recovery as there are people who pursue those steps. Addiction recovery will always have deeply personal meanings and implications to addicts who are able to overcome their chemical dependence on drugs or alcohol. Still, there are a few common threads to the 12 steps…

Step 8 - Making Amends

Step 8 – Making Amends

  Making amends may sound easy, but listing people harmed then following up with amends (in action or words) is one of the more challenging aspects of recovery. The very act of making amends requires thoughtful introspection about the reality of addiction and the true cost exacted on family, friends and oneself. True growth in…