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OUT OF THE CLOSET WITH ADDICTION

Posted by Cate
Cate
Cate Stevens. Founder of Addictionland.com, has over fifteen years of recovery f
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on Monday, 01 November 2010
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In my experience, getting honest is a long and interesting process.  I take baby steps in the direction of my ideal and day by day I arrive.  Currently, I am in the process of coming out of the proverbial closet with my addiction memoir.  As a working professional in an unrelated industry, I write, blog and interview under a pseudonym to protect my career and my family.

Getting honest in public is extremely liberating, however,  I struggle with the feeling I am leading a double life since I have not gone public with my real identity. Increase While I have many good reasons for remaining anonymous, if I am honest, I also have several unhealthy reasons for doing so. Primarily, I am a caretaker and worry how my experience of the truth will cast unfavorable lights on the people I love.

In the areas I hold back, I ask for spiritual help and wisdom.  After years of recovery, I know better than to make important decisions on my own. I do not know which road I am meant to follow, but I know I will be guided if I am open.  As the literature says, God is more interested in the buiding of my character than the name of my character!

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