When Alanon members do their 9th Step amends, they often have to apologize and change their behavior towards the alcoholics in their life, as well as towards friends and family members. It is not as hard as you may...
Confusing these two has resulted in many walking away from recovery. Sad, but true. Hopefully this presents some clarity and keeps you moving forward in your quest to remain sober.
This topic is intended to be a useful tool in developing a good 6th and 7th Step workshop, group particpation event and not to be in competition of the AA Big Book.
For many in addiction recovery, saying sorry to our loved ones just won't cut it. They have heard it too many times. A living amends gives us the opportunity to let our actions speak for us.
Overview of living in clean and sober housing run by the Oxford House organization.
For all my criticism of the disease model of addiction and the twelve step programs, I think the strengths of these programs outweigh their weaknesses, at least for the right people. For perhaps no other reason than...
The Alanon Third Step asks you to trust the God of your Understanding with your alcoholic or addicted family member. You've already tried everything you can think of. Now, you can leave them in God's hands.
What does it take to stay sober? Alcoholics Anonymous believes that one important aspect is learning to be completely honest. Find out how honesty can make a difference, as you strive to maintain a sober lifestyle.
This step is the foundation upon which the rest of recovery is built; without this committment, which is really a committment to change one's life, we are doomed to fail.
There are two parts to the Alanon Second Step. First, you seek to find a power that is greater than yourself, a force that is not you! Second, you ask that power to restore the sanity in your life.