If you are struggling with substance abuse and addiction, admitting to yourself that you have a problem can be very hard. But there’s something that’s even harder than being honest with yourself, and that’s confessing to your loved ones.
The words “I have am an addict” are probably some of the hardest words you will every say to your family and friends. You feel overwhelmed, scared, ashamed, and defeated. The entire time you have been abusing drugs or alcohol, you have tried so hard to cover your addiction, either because you were in denial or because afraid of how the truth would affect your relationships with your loved ones.
It takes a tremendous amount of courage to come clean with the people you love most. However, if you are truly serious about recovering from your addiction, telling your loved ones is essential. How do you muster the strength and actually go forward with talking to your friends and family? Here are some tips that can help make revealing your addiction a little bit easier.