Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Dealing With Guilt When Getting Well From Addiction
Many alcoholics and addicts continue to drink and to use because they know that waiting for them in recovery is an immense amount of pain and regret, stemming from the mistakes and lies of the past that were caused by the illness of addiction. Family members, friends, lovers and co workers may have turned their back on the drinker or addict one by one, but their feelings of anger, disappointment and betrayal are nothing compared to the hatred an addict feels for themselves. As the illness spirals out of control, the addict gradually becomes completely incapable of sticking...