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Shame and Guilt of Addiction

Shame and guilt are probably the primary reasons people fail to get help with alcohol or drug addiction. Of course for some it’s explained away with genetic reasons that a family member has the problem. For example: “Uncle Joe was an alcoholic, so it runs in the family” or “his mother was hooked on heroin”.

While these might contribute to the tendency to become addicted, they’re also reasons to seek professional help to overcome it. So I have to ask, why the shame or guilt? The real shame is not doing something about it, once it’s realized.



Clients who come to Bayshore are given the best possible chance to overcome the addiction physically with a healthy holistic program of exercise, sauna therapy, diet, vitamins, yoga and deep tissue massages. Beyond the physical, we address the reasons, spiritual and mental issues that are also a part of the driving force behind the addictive behavior. Before deciding on a particular drug treatment center with hundreds of patients call us at Bayshore Retreat. Our true waterfront location in beautiful Destin, Florida with the gulf breeze and healing environment is the best gift of addiction treatment one can receive. It’s about real help help to remove the addiction as well as the shame and guilt associated with it by restoring self esteem and confidence.

At Bayshore Retreat we have extensive knowledge in treating substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. We understand that Mental Health Disorders can be the root cause of substance abuse. We use the latest scientific research and holistic approach for drug and alcohol addiction treatment.

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