Despite some misconceptions, addiction rehabilitation is ultimately a journey of strength, self-love and forgiveness.
Although there is a strong presence of pain, anger, guilt and shame, these are feelings or emotions that can be used as tools to overcome the past so that a happier future may be manifested.
Guilt is an extremely intense emotion and can contribute largely to the way we interact with ourselves and the people around us.
For example, we are motivated to make positive choices in an attempt to avoid having to deal with feelings of guilt.
Guilt is a feeling of failing to meet certain requirements or obligations. In other words, you feel inadequate or worthless for not doing what you felt was expected of you.
Guilt can easily be considered as self-punishment.
Although guilt is often present in someone who is addicted, it is not always enough to motivate him or her to make better choices.
However, when someone has feelings of remorse they are willing to take responsibility for their actions while making every attempt at redemption.
Someone who is truly remorseful will learn from their mistakes and work at not making the same choices in the future.
As much as guilt is a large part of addiction rehabilitation, it may very well be the very reason someone becomes addicted in the first place.
Guilt is a difficult emotion to deal with and people may choose to find a way to suppress these feelings in order to cope.
Addiction is ultimately numbing some form of pain and guilt, often excessive and unwarranted, is an extremely painful feeling.
Abuse of drugs and alcohol can easily be the cause or result of self-punishment and guilt.
Although addiction may make you feel isolated, you are not alone. However debilitating guilt may be, once recognised it can be used as an empowering tool to make better choices in the future.
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