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Healing from Shame and Addiction

It’s not uncommon to find yourself overwhelmed and embarrassed about where you are in life. You’ve been through a great deal. It does not matter the cause or where you’ve been. Healing from shame and addiction is critical, but both must be done at the same time. At Five Palms, we understand how emotions and trauma can create mental health complications, often leading to addiction. We provide the help that enables you to move forward.

Why Healing from Shame and Addiction Go Hand in Hand

It’s time for change. You are ready for it. What you may not be ready for is healing from shame and addiction by looking inward. In order to recover and start feeling good about yourself, you have to look at what brought you to this point.

Are You Medicating from Pain?

It is very common for people who feel shame about themselves, their lives, or their addiction to feel that emotion from a place of previous pain or trauma. For example, you may have experienced intense trauma as a child. Since that time, you’ve felt an overwhelming sense of shame, even though your rational mind knows that it’s not your fault. You feel ashamed of letting this happen, about allowing your life to get worse, or just about who you are.

When you feel this depth of shame, it’s also common to find yourself looking for ways to treat it. To overcome that deep, painful experience, you may turn to drugs and alcohol for help. When you recognize what’s happening – that your addiction is due to shame about a past trauma – you can then start working on improvement.

You Have to Deal with the Underlying Cause

It’s not possible to treat your addiction without treating the underlying mental health problems you have due to this trauma. You cannot treat the underlying trauma without being sober and clean. Healing from shame and addiction must be done at the same time, through a treatment plan designed just for you. At Five Palms, we offer mental health treatment programs to deal with many of the factors limiting your wellbeing, including:

  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety
  • Other mental illness

Trauma can lead to any of these mental health disorders occurring. With comprehensive treatment, you can move past this and on to improved wellbeing and health.

How Can We Help You Do That?

When you enroll in care at Five Palms, you will work with a counseling team to create a treatment plan that is right for you. Many people express trauma, fear, frustration, and other emotions in different ways. That’s why the care plan for you should always be unique to your needs. It may include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Traditional, one-on-one counseling
  • Family therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Anger management support
  • Adventure therapy
  • Expressive therapy

Another key to your ability to overcome your feelings is to seek out addiction treatment programs. Healing from shame and addiction is possible when you work through this in a residential treatment setting. We encourage you to explore the opportunities for significant improvement in the way you see yourself and your health overall by using our comprehensive services at Five Palms. You’ll learn about the types of mental health disorders impacting your health. And, we can provide you with access to our substance abuse treatment programs as well. Take the first step in seeking help by contacting our team.

Finding Treatment Can Help You Overcome Your Feelings

At Five Palms, we provide a wide range of treatments aimed at helping men and women improve their quality of life. If you are hoping to heal from shame and addiction, turn to our team for one-on-one support and guidance. Call us now at 1.844.675.1022 to schedule a consultation with our compassionate counselors.

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