name this as making a fearless moral inventory and sharing it with a trusted friend.
It helps me to remember that this longing for clarity, so familiar to those in Twelve-Step programs
, is expressed in a prayer for help--in the fervent hope for a kind of discernment that relies on God's grace and strength, every day.
include making a list of those you have harmed, sharing it with someone and then making amends, when possible.
Throughout the book McCorkel draws comparisons between PHW and twelve-step programs
such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
are renowned for their ability to bring communities of sufferers of addictions and compulsive disorders together in a climate of support and respect, and through the steps, to empower sufferers to create personal change for a healthier life.
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The chapter discusses the Twelve-Step programs
including Alcoholics Anonymous.
Expert opinions and references to twelve-step programs
lend gravitas to the text.
are full of people who progress, some despite vociferous inner protest, to Step 5: Admit to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
have always suggested putting on paper a "searching and fearless moral inventory," where people in recovery take a look at their lives and write down what they see.
have been the mainstay for helping alcoholics to quit drinking, but a significant number of people who try these programs do not find them helpful or suffer relapses.
Indeed, AAAP psychiatrists did not discount twelve-step programs
such as AA despite originally organizing in response to ASAM physicians who advocated twelve-step programs
professionally, used them personally, and, as examined below, despite accusing addiction medicine physicians of relying almost exclusively on twelve-step treatment due to ASAM's tradition of physicians in recovery.