Making Amends Critical for Addictions
Do I have to admit to my dad what I did? I know that I am supposed to make amends for the wrongs I have done but I know that it would hurt him a lot to know that I have been betraying him like this. What is the right thing to do?
Ken Sneed Says...
I know it will be difficult, scary, embarrassing, and just downright difficult, but making amends and restitution are critical aspects of recovering from any addiction. Without addressing this step in recovery, it allows for irresponsibility, a big factor in the cause of the addiction. Getting assistance to deal with this problem is critical. Very few people actually kick an addiction without guidance and support. Get involved in Gambler's Anonymous. You can get the number for that organization in the phone book, or by calling Alcoholics Anonymous.
Please, do yourself and your family a favor and admit to yourself, them and a support group that it is out of control and you need their help. Deal with any consequences of being irresponsible, and get the monkey off of your back!
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