Coping With Relapse Guilt.

Tim Crossland-Page
5 min readApr 5, 2022

Can You Use Guilt For Recovery from Addiction?

Photo by Zohre Nemati on Unsplash

I’ve relapsed many times.

Sometimes it was because I wasn’t admitting to myself I had a problem. Other times it was because I’d coped with the itch for long periods of time and thought it would feel easier to just give in.

Another reason I’d relapse is because in that moment I just completely forgot about my long-term…