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Originally Posted @ http://www.newbridgerecovery.com/addiction-lives-tell/
In addiction, the addict is often a master of dishonesty, a “Rembrandt” of manipulation and deception. The following joke summarizes this trait: “How do you know an addict is lying? …Their mouth is open”. Unbeknownst to outsiders, the person most fooled by addiction is often the addict themselves. Their perceptions of reality are skewed, they believe everything is under control or that there isn’t really a problem. Here are some of the biggest lies that the addict tells themselves and believes.
Common Lies in Addiction
“I’m not addicted to drugs, I choose to use drugs… I could stop if I wanted to”
“I can quit anytime I want”