Breaking Free from the Cycle of Shame and Addiction

By Louise Savoie | 0 Comments | Addiction Treatment,

Breaking Free from the Cycle of Shame and Addiction

 Breaking Free from the Cycle of Shame and Addiction

The effects of shame on addiction are often ill-addressed when talking about alcohol addiction treatment. However, powerful feelings of shame are huge barriers to successful addiction recovery.

So, how do you break free from the cycle of shame and addiction?

First, have courage. When you fear the consequences of your addiction, you feel ashamed and find yourself retreating more and more into your addiction. However, if you find the courage to talk about what you’re going through, it’ll be easier to reconnect with people and let go of that feeling of shame and guilt. It’ll also be easier to find the determination to get addiction treatment in Dallas, Texas.

Next, find empathy. Empathizing with others in the same situation as you are helps put into perspective what you’re going through. It helps you realize that you’re not alone in this fight. It helps you realize that empathizing and connecting with others on a deeper level allows us to be kinder to ourselves; thus, making it easier to break free from the shackles of shame.

Last, be kind to yourself. Feelings of shame often make us feel unworthy and unlovable. However, this shouldn’t be. Be kind to yourself and define yourself as someone worthy of being loved and worthy of recovery. It’s not easy, but you don’t have to do it alone. Treatment centers exist to help you.

Reach out to others. Work with recovery centers in Texas and find professionals who can help you address the shame that you’re burdened with.

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