Only through positive action can I remove the remains of guilt
and shame brought on by alcohol. Throughout my misadventures
when I drank, my friends would say, "Why are you doing this?
You're only hurting yourself." Little did I know how
true were those words. Although I harmed others, some of my
behavior cased grave wounds to my soul. Step Eight provides
me with a way of forgiving myself. I alleviate much of the
hidden damage when I make my list of those I have hurt. In
making amends, I free myself of burdens, thus contributing
to my healing.