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I Have No Addictions
One of the things that fuels any addiction is something called denial. I once heard someone define denial with this acronym: Donâ€™t Even Know I Am Lying.
When someoneâ€™s stuck in an addiction thereâ€™s usually some form of denial going on. Thereâ€™s almost always a lot of lyingâ€¦Maybe theyâ€™re lying to themselvesâ€¦they donâ€™t think they have a problem, or they think they can handle it on their own. Maybe they wake up the morning after with a cotton mouth and wonder where it came fromâ€¦They say to themselves: Itâ€™s no big dealâ€¦Iâ€™ll be alright. I can control this. They believe the lies theyâ€™re telling themselves.
And of course if Iâ€™m lying to myself, Iâ€™m probably lying to a lot of other people tooâ€¦like the people who are closest to me: my friends and familyâ€¦people I work withâ€¦people I really care about.
See hereâ€™s the deal: Because I feel as though I have to try and control my using, I tell one lie after another. I do whatever it takes to keep using. I try to control the entire situation. I DENY I HAVE A PROBLEMâ€¦And I get to a point where I DONâ€™T EVEN KNOW I AM LYING.
If thatâ€™s where youâ€™re at right now with you addiction, you need help. You have to start telling the truth. You have to start being honest with yourself or this will kill you. It will take away everything that matters most to you. It will bring you to your knees. But there are people who want to help. There are people who care. Let them start helping you todayâ€¦
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