smiling man embracing his new life after rehab without shame

Why Does Shame Happen After Rehab?

Shame is such a harmful emotion when it lingers around too long. It usually partners up with guilt to pummel you in recovery, just to remind you it is kicking butt and taking names. Active recovery requires looking at your baggage, including shame, and realizing there are ways to get rid of it that will…

man massaging temples as he tries to release shame during recovery

Learn 3 Ways to Release the Grip of Shame On Your Recovery Journey

Guilt and shame go hand-in-hand. When we take time to look at them, we see how closely aligned they are in a person’s heart and mind through life experience. Shame is all about thinking the person is bad because they drink, do drugs, or behave a certain way. Unfortunately, shame can get in the way…

How Guilt And Shame Prevent Treatment For Addiction

  The open discussion of addiction to drugs and alcohol, along with other mental health issues, was once almost forbidden. These types of problems were kept hushed up, with great emphasis placed on how shameful it was to have these kinds of problems in your family. Men were labeled as weak, women were simply said…

Men Face Stigma And Shame When They’re Depressed

  What defines a man? Ask society as a whole and you might get a frontier-era image of a man hauling wood, building a home, and providing for his family. Men, according to society, are strong, clear-headed, balanced, always know what to do, always do what they know they need to do, and don’t have…