Step 8

Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all

About Step 8, from Dr. Douglas Cook

Dr. Douglas Cook talks about powerlessness in an overview of Step 8. More information is available at

Click the appropriate View button below to watch the associated video. Note that these videos are provided not so that you will totally agree with every one of them since each video may be presented with a somewhat different perspective on a Higher Power. Hopefully you can feel kinship with one or more of the perspectives, however, and thereby gain some guidance. The goal is for you to be able to work the program effectively and find a fulfillment of the the 12 step promises in your life.

Sobriety TV

Bernard Robeson talks about Step 8 and how making amends means creating "a mending" of what was broken by the addictive behaviors.


Tommy Rosen

Tommy Rosen says that amends involve a commitment to change. In yoga, this means taking our peace "off the mat" and into the world.



Larry’s drug addiction started young, and he went 13 years without speaking to his father. Forgiveness for himself and others was key.


John Anthony

A Church of God minister presents the message that Jesus has the ability to save, deliver, and help you overcome your powerlessness.