When people complete residential treatment, they may still struggle to break this cycle after treatment. While they are trying to move forward, many people in recovery also deal with feelings of guilt and shame from their past. Both of these obstacles can cause people to become discouraged and even eventually lead them to relapse.
Practicing positive affirmations in sobriety is one way to minimize these hurdles. They can weaken toxic negative thoughts and help the recovering addict learn to love themselves again despite their past mistakes.