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20 Lies Addicts Say to Justify their Addiction

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  1. I think a lot of these statements are not lies, at least to the addict. I think they believe these things, and to rationalize not going sober or quitting whatever activity they’re addicted to they pull these out as excuses. Don’t think they’re lies though.

  2. I agree with i.w. While in the beginning of drug/alcohol use they are actually the solution to many of our personal problems!! Why else would we stick with it?! They are the medication that temporarily fixes many of the things that cause us distress. The thought of taking it away seems ludicrous therefore we’d do whatever it takes to ensure our solution can continue.

    It isn’t until the disease becomes so advanced that the drug/alcohol quits working FOR us and begins working AGAINST us. It’s like a relationship in which our partner has abandoned us. That’s when many MIGHT see that there’s a problem. Hopefully the individual becomes so broken that desperation leads them to a true solution. For me that is a 12-step program. Perhaps others find religious recovery programs.

    I can’t help but hope everybody could find something but not all are blessed with the desperation. It’s then that the rationalization continues. The denial can last years, sometimes decades. But nobody can do anything for them until they’re ready.

    So if you want to call these lies it means you truly don’t understand where the addict/alcoholic is coming from and what they are going through.

    I hope some of this helped you understand.

 

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