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Making Amends in Recovery


Active addiction can cause a lot of pain and suffering – not just for one individual, but for all loved ones and close relationships.

Making the decision to get help and start your recovery journey will be a huge step in the right direction, and you can completely change your life for the better. After successfully completing a treatment program for addiction, it’s time to start making amends to the people you have hurt along the way. Addiction is a vicious illness that can cause damage to relationships, and recovery is the time to start making up for the hurt and pain that your behaviors have caused. Our faith-based treatment center in Pompano Beach can help you strengthen relationships in recovery and allow you and your loved ones to truly heal.

Taking ownership for your actions allows you and your loved ones to move forward and start fresh. This process starts with taking a personal inventory of everyone you have hurt along the way. Faith in Recovery suggests that you make a list of all the people you may have harmed during your active addiction and reflect upon the ways you can make amends. Directly reach out to each person and express that you want to take the time to share your feelings and make up for the hurt that you have caused. Share what you have learned throughout your recovery journey and explain that you will show this person how much you have grown and changed.

Accepting responsibility for your wrongdoings will allow you to heal your strained relationships. Tell your loved ones how you plan to fix the issues that are present, whether that means paying them back for the money you took from them or bringing them to a group therapy meeting to show your progress. Everyone makes mistakes, and forgiveness is key during addiction recovery.


Making amends in recovery will allow you to grow your support system and help foster healthy relationships. Contact Faith in Recovery today at 888-280-4763 to learn more about how our faith-based treatment programs can help you fully recover.