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Monday, September 23, 2013

Finding Forgiveness and Self Respect by

 Working Steps 8 - 10 with Guest Allen Berger, Ph.D.

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Allen Berger, Ph.D.


After a recovering addict has gotten his "house in order" by admitting powerlessness, committing to a searching moral inventory, and sharing his deepest secrets with another human being, it is time to turn to people he associated with before and during recovery. Steps 8 to 10, the crucial phase of interpersonal relationships in sobriety, can prove to be the most challenging steps, especially if the addict has used substances in the past in order to deal with other people.  Our guest today, Allen Berger, Ph.D, will focus on these steps.  Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all;  Step 9: Made direct amends to such people, whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others; and Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.


Allen Berger, Ph.D., is a public speaker and nationally recognized expert on the science of recovery.  He is the author of 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery and 12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone.  His latest book is 12 HIDDEN REWARDS OF MAKING AMENDS: Finding Forgiveness and Self-Respect by Working Steps 8-10.




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