GHOD Assignments



         NOVEMBER 2016


"Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others."


The Eighth Step suggest, “We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all”. 

1. What methods did you take in the process to become willing?


Step 9

"We made direct amend to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others."

2.  How do honesty and humility help in working this step? 


* Remember honesty without compassion is abusive.


3. What are the three primary concepts associated with making amends?


4.  In what ways do we continue to make amends to our Spouse, children, siblings, and parents? 


5. Give an example of the exact nature of the wrong and the concept associated with the amends.   See page 87. IWHW

Our recovery is also a way of making amends to ourselves.  We treated ourselves horribly in our active addiction.  The guilt and shame we felt each time we harmed another human being took quite a toll on our self-respect.  IWHW pg. 93.

The most important result of the Ninth Step will be found within ourselves.  This step teaches us a great deal about humility, love and selflessness, and forgiveness.   We begin to heal from our addiction and no longer live with as many regrets. 


We are starting to be "transformed from the adolescence of addiction to the maturity of recovery." 

Tyrone M.


6. Why is it necessary to rid ourselves of the residue of our past beliefs?



Our literature infers that we make amends to ourselves. 

7. In what ways do we make amends to ourselves?

The spiritual growth we get from making amends often depends on how much we put into our spiritual preparation.   We start by getting rid of any beliefs we have that may be causing us to hesitate or might inhibit our ability to approach our amends with humility, acceptance, and faith.  FB pg. 87

8. What is hindering you from making amends, mental or emotionally?



9. In what ways do you struggle with the principals of humility, surrender, and, compassion?  If so, how?

10. What preparation does your heart need to have to make a real (true) amends?

What feelings do you experience when practicing the principle of love, forgiveness, and self-acceptance?