The Specter of Shame in Substance Misuse

School of Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA.
Substance Use &amp Misuse (Impact Factor: 1.23). 02/2007; 42(2-3):399-409. DOI: 10.1080/10826080601142196
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This article provides an introduction to the concept of shame as it relates to substance misuse. Empirical research on shame and addiction and the theoretical and operational definitions that underpin them are discussed. Potential areas of further inquiry are highlighted. Implications for clinical practice are discussed.

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