Being Ashamed of Drinking Prompts Relapse, Not Recovery

Article from TIME by Maia Szalavitz

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According to Maia Szalavitz, "In a study of alcoholics and relapse rates, researchers found that the more shame-ridden a drinker looked when talking about drinking — interpreted through body language like hunched shoulders — the more likely he or she was to relapse and the more drinks he or she downed during that relapse."

This article explains the importance of understanding the connection between shame and addiction in order to reach addiction recovery. 


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