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Addiction is toxic not only to your body, but also often to your relationships.

As an addict, you may push away your loved ones and create wounds in these relationships that will only continue to fester if ignored. Now that you are taking steps to overcome your addiction, do not stop there. Spring cleaning is a time for renewal and getting your affairs in order. So, while you are working on your addiction, take the time to remove the skeletons from your closet and to clean up the broken pieces of your relationships.

How to Make Amends in Recovery

Making amends in recovery is an important step to overcoming your addiction. It can not only help you move forward confidently with your life, but also allow your loved ones to do the same. While it can be scary and overwhelming, our alcohol and drug rehab in Pennsylvania is here to help you along the way.

Steps 8 and 9 of the 12-Step Program for Alcoholics Anonymous discuss how to make amends in recovery with people who you harmed during your addiction.1 At Clearbrook Treatment Centers, we know the importance of having a good support system to help avoid a relapse, and one of the best support systems you can have will be your closest friends and family.

Once you are clean, it is time to make amends with the people who you hurt because of your addiction. This process requires taking the time to reflect on the mistakes you have made and admitting your wrongdoings. When you apologize to the people you hurt, you will want to make sure you take the time to let them talk. Chances are that you may have blown them off or ignored them before, so now is the time for you to listen to them. Finally, after apologizing and being forgiven by others, you can begin to forgive yourself.

At our Pennsylvania treatment centers, we understand the importance of family and how those bonds can help get your through difficult times. It may seem too difficult to try to address these issues on your own so our family program can help you rebuild these familial ties so that you can approach the future together.

If you are looking to clean up the mess that your addiction has made, our inpatient detox center should be your first step. Addiction can destroy more than just your health, and we believe in treating all aspects of this disease.

Do not hesitate to reach out to us today at 570-536-9621 to learn more about our rehab centers in Pennsylvania and to begin cleaning up your life and mending your broken relationships.


  1. – Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 Steps
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