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Step Nine: Moving from Apologies to Amends

Step Nine: Moving from Apologies to Amends

  I recently started working on my ninth step.  My sponsor and I went over the Twelve and Twelve’s chapter on step 9 and then discussed the importance of the amends process and how they differ from the standard “I’m sorry” apology.  She stressed that I generally should avoid the term “sorry.”  I found that odd at first, because I had thought that essentially was the point of the ninth step, to admit our fault through … Read entire article »

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The Promise of Freedom from Addiction

The Promise of Freedom from Addiction

  At the end of an A.A. meeting we all sit, quietly listening to one of the most— in my eyes—profound sections of the Big Book, the Promises.  This touching piece of text assures us the freedom we can attain only if we look at ourselves, let God do what we could not do for ourselves, and work to live and stay sober. Most alcoholics and addicts, new in sobriety find themselves “doing the deal” for someone … Read entire article »

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