We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, Retreat at Lancaster County will be providing tips on alcoholism recovery and prevention throughout the month of April.
So far in the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Step Program you have taken an inventory of your personal flaws and past wrong doings, prepared to make amends and began the process of making things right with the people you hurt. Step ten is a continuation of this process. You have moved forward in correcting your past mistakes and healing old wounds, and it’s important to keep doing so. If you revert back to your old ways and do not acknowledge when you hurt someone else, or yourself, you will harbor guilt, anger, shame and loneliness. These emotions, left unchecked, will drive you back to alcohol in order to cope with the discomfort and anxiety.
You should feel proud that you have taken steps to rebuild relationships. Remember that this process must always continue – you are human and you will make mistakes. You will stumble and you will hurt others because this is a part of life. Only by evaluating your mistakes, acknowledging your wrongs and making amends as they happen will you continue to live a healthy life and move towards long term recovery.
If a friend or loved one tells you they are hurt by you, make sure to listen. This is the most obvious sign that you need to be more self aware. Also pay attention to body language and behavior – if you feel like someone is angry with you or is avoiding you, consider whether something is truly wrong. This is a life long process of recovery and the relationships you build and rebuild over this time will keep you sane and sober.
To begin your drug or alcohol addiction rehab treatment and recovery at Retreat now, please call us for more information or immediate travel arrangements to our Lancaster, PA location or from surrounding areas in DE, MD, DC, NJ, NY, and other parts of Pennsylvania including Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.