Addiction is a complex disease and the idea of being “in recovery” or being “a recovered addict” is somewhat objective. Recovery is unique to every individual and if you’re wondering whether you’ll ever fully recover after addiction, you’re not alone.
Holding onto shame can sabotage your recovery. Maybe you felt overwhelming shame and guilt throughout your active addiction as you consistently hurt the people you loved the most. Now that you’re sober, you may feel another surge of guilt and shame as you reflect on the people you hurt, the bad decisions you made, and […]