Shame and substance use are not related: Surprising results from the first ever meta-analysis of this relationship

Many researchers and theorists discuss shame as an inherently negative emotion that is always problematic. In this view, shame involves negatively evaluating one’s self and is often contrasted with guilt, which involves negatively evaluating one’s behavior. According to this view, shame motivates people to avoid situations and withdraw from others so that they can protect … Read moreShame and substance use are not related: Surprising results from the first ever meta-analysis of this relationship

It’s Not Your Fault: How the Mind Copes with Abuse by Someone Close to you

If you have been hurt by someone close to you, it’s likely you are bothered by feelings of shame. Maybe you find that it is hard to stop beating yourself up over small mistakes you make. Maybe you can’t stop thinking about the way you look to other people. Maybe you feel bad about yourself … Read moreIt’s Not Your Fault: How the Mind Copes with Abuse by Someone Close to you

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