Tina, a recovering compulsive overeater, and Gloria, a compulsive overeater and food addict, host this workshop on Step Nine: “Make direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.” They give specific examples to show what making amends can look like in different situations.

For Discussion and Journaling:

  • Are shame, guilt, or fear keeping me from accepting responsibility for my wrongs so I can live a full, happy, useful life?
  • Amends means to change. Am I changing the behavior for which I need to make amends?
  • Why should I discuss each amends with my sponsor or an OA member who is familiar with the Step Nine process?
  • Why is completing Step Nine important to my recovery?

OA-approved literature used in this episode: