Honesty in Recovery

Honesty in Recovery

Honesty in Recovery - a-half-truth-is-a-whole-lie

You can’t stay sober if you aren’t telling the truth

Active addicts and alcoholics tell lies. Deceit is one of the hallmark symptoms of addiction. It is fairly impossible for anyone active in their drug addiction or other forms of addictive behavior to not be telling lies to themselves or to others. Denial runs so deep, that honesty cannot coincide with getting and staying loaded.  In recovery, we learn that we must begin to get honest, with ourselves, our Higher Power, and with others. In fact, in one of the readings from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, read at almost every AA meeting, states that pretty much anybody can get sober, if they have the capacity to be honest. Anyone.

And what is required, is the whole truth, not half-truths.  In a good drug rehab, you will be challenged to get honest in ways that you didn’t even know were possible.   And this is good news, because the truth will set you free, but it hurts a lot first.  And really, that is ok, because feelings won’t kill you, but addiction will.

Honesty is required for sobriety

Learn more about the holistic recovery program at Serenity Vista in Panama. You will have the opportunity to peel back the layers of your story and examine your version of it in the light of sobriety and clear-mindedness. You will learn that getting honest is one of the keys to freedom.

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