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Lies You May Tell Yourself When You Struggle With Drug Addiction

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There is often a considerable amount of dishonesty present when you're battling a drug addiction. In many cases, you'll be dishonest to those around you — perhaps relaying the message that you're not under the influence of drugs when you actually are — but there can also be a high degree of dishonesty with yourself. It's important to try to identify when you're lying to yourself about your drug abuse; often, these lies can indicate that there's a serious problem going on. If you're able to identify that you're lying to yourself, it's a good idea to check yourself into a treatment facility. Here are some examples of lies you may say.

You Can Manage The Addiction

While it's true that some addicts can manage their addiction for a period of time, this certainly isn't the case for everyone. You may find that you're lying to yourself by saying that you can manage the addiction, but past history may suggest that this isn't true. For example, if your addiction has worsened, perhaps costing you more money than in the past and has also jeopardized your family life and friendship, this is a sign that you're not able to manage the habit.

You'll Quit On Your Own

Quitting drugs on your own can be extremely difficult. Even with noble intentions, you may have a challenging time accomplishing this goal. Perhaps you've tried to quit in the past but have struggled with maintaining any degree of sobriety, or maybe you're just too nervous to attempt to quit. Continuously telling yourself that you'll quit your drug habit can often be a lie. If you've told yourself this statement but haven't actually moved forward with making it a reality, it may be time to seek professional treatment.

Your Addiction Isn't Detrimental

Some addicts will also lie to themselves about the destruction that their habit may or may not be causing. In many cases, a drug addiction can be detrimental to your life in a wide range of ways. Abusing drugs can waste your money, alienate you from your family and friends, get you in trouble with the law, and more. It may be tempting to be dishonest about the impact of your drug addiction and maybe even rationalize certain issues. For example, if your friends have stopped hanging out with you, you might blame them for being "uncool," rather than for identifying your drug addiction as the cause. If you honestly try to see the problem of your addiction, you'll be ready to move forward with getting help. You can click for more information on a drug treatment center.