After addiction treatment, men and women suffering from the disease of addiction come to realize that successful recovery means following all the steps. Two of these are critical and they both involve making amends. But it’s not as easy as one might think. And making amends isn’t about the addict at all. It’s an attempt to make up for the destruction one’s addiction has caused others. Below, we talk about making amends after drug abuse stops.
The question an individual suffering from substance use disorder aka drug addiction probably while reading this is: How does one make amends for all the hurt, pain and destruction that was caused during active addiction? First, let’s look at what making amends isn’t – and what it is.
Making Amends is Not an Apology
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