Step Eight: How to Make Amends

by Kathy L. When I entered the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous for the first time, all I knew was that there were “steps.” As a matter of fact, I am not sure I even knew how many there were. At the first meeting I attended at the place I would call “home,” I...

Video: Step 8 – A List of Who We’ve Harmed

[su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuZxUDVcUq0″]  All you need to do right now is to make a list of the people you think you may have harmed, even if it was mostly their fault. It’s easy to build up a wall of justification around your...

Video: Step Seven

[su_youtube url=”http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/CUBqRImy3nI?rel=0″] What are shortcomings? “Shortcoming” is a broad term that includes the character defects you discovered in the previous steps and the things you do or think that are...

Perspective: Getting ready for freedom

by Conrod F. (Punanai 2012) “Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.” By the time I reached the doors of AA, my alcoholism coupled with my addiction was full-blown. My lies, manipulations, resentments and...

Step Eight: How to Make Amends

by Kathy L. When I entered the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous for the first time, all I knew was that there were “steps.” As a matter of fact, I am not sure I even knew how many there were. At the first meeting I attended at the place I would call “home,” I...