Stories of Recovery | Alcoholism, Addiction & 12 Step Spirituality
Ep 45: My Shame
With four children, a career as a full-time nurse, and a full-blown addiction to pain pills, Michelle H. spent her days rushing from one crisis to the next. She only agreed to get help because she didn’t want to be sick anymore. While in treatment at MARR, she started to see that she had never sat still long enough to feel her feelings. And when she did, she couldn’t even identify what feelings she had. She began to learn how to identify and experience her emotions by accepting the help that the counselors and her community members extended to her. Through this process, she began to also accept that she was not a bad person like her shame had been telling her. She was just someone who needed some help.