Shame About Past Drinking Problem May Lead to Relapse


Feeling shame about a past drinking problem might actually increase the likelihood of a relapse for recovering alcoholics, a new study shows.

“How much shame participants displayed strongly predicted not only whether they relapsed, but how bad that relapse was — that is, how many drinks they had if they did relapse,” said the study’s authors, Jessica Tracy and Daniel Randles, both psychological scientists at the University of British Columbia.

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