One of the most important things that you will learn in addiction recovery is honesty. Why? Because as addicts, we have been lying to our loved ones and more importantly ourselves, this entire time. Once we learn that telling the truth is the only way to stay clean and sober, it becomes easier every time we are tempted to lie and go back to our old habits. One lie turns into another lie, which turns into another lie, and eventually you will find it hard to keep track of your lies.
Don’t continue to add more pressure and stress to yourself when you choose to enter addiction recovery. Fess up to any lies you have told any family members, friends, and loved ones. Telling the truth can be uplifting and make you feel much better about yourself, knowing that you are not carrying the burden of lies anymore. Knowing that you do not have to worry, and stress, and hide anymore is an amazing feeling. More importantly, you need to be honest with yourself. If you are having an urge to use, tell someone. If you made a mistake, admit it and accept responsibility for what you did. When we finally learn to let our lying go, we can begin an honest life filled with positivity, openness, and sobriety.
If you are suffering with telling the truth and being honest with yourself there is help available for you. Try talking to a counselor, a trusted family member, or a self-help group. Seek help today and start living the honest and sober life that you deserve!