Relapse Repair

What caused my relapse (inner circle violation)?

What had I neglected from the program I was working (outer circle, preventive behaviors)?

For how long? Why?

What else should I have (and can now) put in that outer circle as recovery behaviors?

What slips had I ignored, not made amends for (middle circle)?

What else should I have (and can now) put in that middle circle as slips to report?

What old character defects I’ve inventoried before were at work here?

What new character defects can I discover in the ruins of this relapse?


What harm have I done?

Who have I hurt? (include God and yourself)

What I have I taken from them?

What have I dumped on them in return?

What amends do I need to make to all these people, to put back what I took, plus some to take away the harm I gave, and to teach myself a lesson, that it isn’t worth it to do these things?

What about working an intensive outpatient treatment program?

Dr. Paul Schmidt is a psychologist life coach you can reach at [email protected], (502) 633-2860.


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