Coping with Relapse:
After chronic relapse, it is easy to find yourself wallowing in guilt and shame, and in the same way, having a sense of guilt can help you to recognize personal responsibility and maintain accountability in the recovery process. However, too much guilt can lead to a depressed and hopeless state, wherein the little voice in your head tells you that you aren’t worth caring for, and trying again would be pointless. All too often, guilt over past wrongdoings or a minor slip-up can be the root cause of a full-blown relapse. Instead of allowing yourself to stay in that dark emotional state, acknowledge your guilt as a signal to accept responsibility for what has already occurred, and then quickly move past it.
This, of course, is easier said than done, but as a Recovery Coach, I can help you find new ways to release your guilt and move forward with your recovery.