Adam Fout

Adam Fout is an addiction/recovery blogger who writes nonfiction and speculative fiction. He is a graduate of the 2020 Odyssey Writing Workshop and has been published in or has upcoming work in december, Another Chicago Magazine, The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, J Journal, Pulp Literature, and DreamForge. And he LOVES when readers reach out to him! Always feel free to send me an email at awfout at gmail dot com. I can't wait to hear from you!

Fear of Relapse

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I recently wrote an article for InterCoast Colleges about the biggest fear in recovery. The fear of relapse. You can read the entire article here.

AA Step 8 | How to Make Your 8th Step List

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In AA step 8 is, “Made a list of all people we have harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.” What scares most people is step 9—the actual making of the amends—and they usually let that fear keep them from doing the writing that step 8 requires. Remember—you’re not doing step 9 when you get to step 8. You’re just writing. It’s… 

AA Step 7 — Humility

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In AA, step 7 is closely aligned with step 6. They’re very similar. In AA, step 7 says, “Humbly asked him to remove our shortcomings.” A shortcoming is just another word for a character defect, which is a phrase that means, “a fault in the way we act.” This could be lying. It could be cheating. It could be stealing. It could be gossiping. So…