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.