Addiction is hard. Relapse is harder

It doesn’t matter what you are addicted to, a relapse is always shameful and painful. It might be drugs or alcohol, or, as in my case, shopping for things I do not need and cannot afford.

It’s easy to say “oh just this one thing is fine”, but one thing leads to two things, leads to three things, leads to a shame spiral, leads to hiding things from family and friends, leads to a full relapse.

I applaud Shepard for his honesty and willingness to be vulnerable, and I understand how hard to it is to admit that you have an eating/drinking/drug/shopping/exercising/self-harming problem.

Dax Shepard Shares He Relapsed, Opens Up About His Battle With Pill Addiction

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