making amends

Why Making Amends Is Critical for Recovery

For many people in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, making amends feels like a massive, scary undertaking. When you’re in the throes of addiction, your behavior changes in ways that may not match up with your standards and values. That’s why you may feel uncomfortable confronting actions you’ve taken while using or withdrawing.…

What if I Can’t Make Direct Amends?

The amends-making process can be difficult to navigate. We embark upon a mission to clean the wreckage of our past and set things right, but sometimes we find that we are unable to directly communicate with those whom we have hurt. Whatever the reason may be, we still must find a way to clean the…