Everyone who has suffered from addiction has done things they feel guilt over. And on some level, this is normal and healthy: guilt can drive us to do better. It’s when guilt turns into shame — punishing ourselves continuously, declaring ourselves bad or irredeemable — that it becomes a problem.
Though it might not seem like it, as someone in recovery, you’re in a position to be a role model. You’ve overcome a lot of obstacles, and you’re living proof that a person can face some real challenges and come through the other side.
The stigma around addiction is a complicated subject with no easy fix. All the same, our team at The River Source has found that discussion and education are a necessary part of overcoming the obstacles created by addiction.
At The River Source, we take a holistic approach to substance abuse treatment. We focus on healing the body, mind, and spirit together because the three are equally important to your overall well-being. And part of that is engaging with what else the client must do to heal beyond getting clean.