The Importance Of Honesty In Addiction Recovery Video
The Importance of Honesty In Addiction Recovery is the most important key to Addiction Recovery is Honesty. Choosing and Learning how to be honest with one’s Self and with others is the first step in treatment, acceptance and recovery. The Top reason that people Fail in recovery is dishonesty. There are many reasons that this happens but in most cases it is driven by FEAR. The Fear was established early on in the addiction phase with being dishonest about their using lifestyle, using amounts, frequencys and lack of money. This often forces many to become isolated in there using inorder to maintain their addiction without being confronted or harressed by others. It forces many to become quite good at being sneaky and manipulative and it comes easy to them. As their addiction becomes more severe they start to believe their own lies. Dishonesty can produce desirable outcomes both socially and economically. Therefore the temptation is there to continue to fulfill wants and desires.
An active addiction requires lying. You have to lie about getting your drug, using it, hiding its consequences, and planning your next relapse. An addiction is full of lying. By the time you’ve developed an addiction, lying comes easily to you. After a while you get so good at lying that you end up lying to yourself. That’s why addicts don’t know who they are or what they believe.
The other problem with lying is that you start to not feel good about yourself and oftens leads to Guilt & Shame. Your self-esteem starts to take a beating. Lying keeps you trapped in your addiction. The more you lie, the less you like yourself, which makes you want to escape, and leads to more using and more lying. It becomes a vicious cycle. Continued lying gives your Addiction A Room To Hide.
Here are a few Suggestions that can HELP:
1. Surrender yourself and the reward is Freedom and Acceptance
2. Surround yourself with people you can trust and are Honest.
3. Remind yourself that if you are not using there is really no need to lie to maintain your addiction.
4. Practice – Practice being honest its like exercising the more you do the greater the benefits.
5. Swallow your Pride and ask for help and listen to to Others, Family, Friends, Therapist and Sponsor.
6. Don’t Rush recovery it is a process.