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Addiction and Honesty
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One of the biggest things I encountered that had a major impact on my recovery from Addiction was honesty!
In order to overcome my addiction I had to become honest! Not honest about everything, but honest about my addiction and how it had affected myself and others.
Many addicts will live in denial. They will tell little and big lies to themselves and others in order to keep up the facade. They say in A.A. that the first step is admit that you have a problem.
I have a saying that rings true and goes like this..."If you think ou have a problem with drugs or alcohol, It's because you almost more than likely do!"
Addiction is one of those mental conditions that perpetuates itself through the living of lies and will constantly create new realities to keep the addiction alive.
What I found was by starting the process of honesty ie "I have a problem" enabled me to initiate the process of recovery and start seeking help.
When I say being honest about our addiction I don't mean running around and announcing to the world how much of a drug addict we are, I mean we need to get help with the problem of addiction!
Sure at first we like to talk up our drug and alcohol use, but over time we work out that this boosting serves no purpose and is in fact something best kept to our selves.
It has been over ten years now since I had a drink or a drug and slowly over time I have been able to start being honest in all areas of my life.
I have written a book about my experiences as a drug addict and how I got well. You can download my BOOK ON ADDICTION and see what I did to overcome my battles. I have also included a page or two where you can find help with addiction and compiled a list of self help groups and rehab centers.
I get a lot of emails regarding this subject so I thought I would make it easy for everyone.
Cheers in good health Laurence S.
Disclaimer - Any general advice given in any article should not be relied upon and should not be taken as a substitute for visiting a qualified medical Doctor.