If you are a recovering addict who has spent some time in drug rehab, you may now be realising that you’ve hurt many people. You may feel a sense of shame or embarrassment, or a feeling that you’ll never be able to fix the relationships you broke while you were an addict. However, when you come out the other side, and you’re looking to turn your life around, making amends is crucial. Here are a few ways to get started.
Remember Who You Wronged
When you’re thinking back to the times you were looking to get your next fix, or you were high or drunk, there are sure to be many people’s names that come to mind. They may be people you said hurtful things to, stole from, or didn’t look after when you were supposed to. The first step to making amends is writing down a list of names of people you know you need to contact.
Think of What You Did
When you attend drug rehab, accountability is a significant part of your recovery. You learn to be accountable for your actions, your feelings, your drug or alcohol abuse, and the path that got you to this very moment. Once you leave drug rehab and begin your recovery in a natural environment, you then start to understand all the wrongs you committed.