Here's a really clever Instagram campaign aimed at bringing awareness to alcoholism. Over 50,000 likes were obtained before the big reveal.
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The shame this author talks about is very real, an not helpful at all to the alcoholic.
Early in recovery, someone shared with me the difference between guilt and shame. Guilt is the feeling that something I have done is bad, usually connected with the desire to correct the situation. The 12 steps have lots of practical steps one can take to resolve guilt.
Shame, on the other hand, is the feeling that because of something I have done (or has happened to me), I am bad. This is really a useless feeling that often stands in the way of recovery. I think this is where spiritual recovery is most useful. There's no action you can take to rid yourself of shame. It's one of those things you must let go of... perhaps with divine assistance. However difficult to follow, I love the "Let Go, Let God" mantra of AA.
Just a quick heads up...
You’re smart, have lots of energy and have great potential in this life, but even more than that, you have so much yet to learn. Here’s a few tips that may not make sense to you yet, but they will in good time.
Keep this letter in your heart, and re-read it at any time you are in doubt.
With kind and loving regards,
Your older, wiser Self