i have posted in this forum before. I am now one year sober from opiate abuse. I did not divert as I had a physician that was liberal with prescriptions. A year later I can really see how twisted my thinking and behavior was a year ago. I was found impaired at work, was not fired but sent to TPAPN. I went to inpatient rehab and 6 weeks of IOP. I decided to resign and take time off to get well. My license is clear and active. The problem is that I need to get work in order to complete TPAPN. I still feel a lot of shame and can't bring myself to face interviewing for a job, explaining my situation. I don't even talk to any of my friends from shame and embarrassment. I see a counselor twice a month that specializes in addiction. I was just wondering if any one else's had similar feelings and how they dealt with it. I am an addict who is still so ashamed. Thanks for listening.