Admitting a relapse to your addiction counselor or sponsor is never easy, but it is important to do as soon as possible, and be as honest as you can. While you are in addiction recovery, you will learn the importance of honesty every day. Not only is it important to be honest with yourself, it is also important to be honest to those around you. Be honest to those who are working hard in trying to help you on your road to recovery.
When you lie throughout addiction recovery, you are ultimately taking a step backwards. You are always encouraged to talk openly and honestly about your feelings, urges, and cravings every day. Why? Because honesty is the only way to achieve a lifetime of health, happiness, and sobriety.
To learn more helpful communication tips for addiction treatment and recovery, contact our addiction hotline at 1-877-957-8187.