Find Local Treatment Options
Call 800-481-6320 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

10 Lies that Addicts tell their Loved Ones

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, lying is a part of addiction. It is one of the key characteristics used to identify an addict from someone who is merely dependent on a drug such as prescription medication. Most addicts lie to themselves and they lie to their loved ones. These are some of their more common lies.

1. I can Quit Any Time I Want

This is a very common lie. Addicts say this sometimes to appease you and other times to make sure that you don’t discover their true issues with addiction. Unfortunately, addicts in denial often believe this lie themselves.

2. I am Not Addicted

Again, this is one of the more common lies that addicts tell themselves as well as those that they love. By stating they are not addicted, they reaffirm this to themselves. Most addicts need this lie to continue their delusions.

3. I Need the Drugs to Function

This is also a lie that addicts tell themselves as well as others. By stating that they need the drugs to function they are admitting their dependence which can be disarming. Unfortunately, this is also delusional thinking. The drugs are actually stopping them from functioning.

4. I only use the Drug Every Once in a While

Lies that Addicts tell

Many addicts will lie to their loved ones, and themselves, about having a problem.

Many addicts will understate their use by saying that they only use sometimes or every once in a while. This may or may not be true but if they are addicted their usage will gradually increase as their tolerance to the drug does.

5. Everyone Else is Doing It

This sounds more like a high school lie than something an adult would say but addicts often use this phrase to excuse their behavior. This is particularly true during a relapse.

6. I can Handle the Drug

Stating that they can handle the drug is also a way that addicts keep up their delusions of not needing treatment or help. They will tell people that they can handle it even if they know they cannot.

7. I Do Not Have a Problem

Stating that they do not have a problem is a very clear indicator that they might have a serious problem. This statement is often used by addicts to disarm those around them or to get them to believe that there really isn’t a problem.

8. It is Medication

This lie is usually told when someone is addicted to prescription medication. They fall back on this lie to make sure that you remember that a doctor prescribed the medication. Even prescription medication is addictive.

Drug Addiction, Denial and You

9. I Don’t Need Treatment

Many addicts will blatantly state that they do not need help or treatment. Fortunately, they usually say this when they really desperately need treatment and cannot quit on their own.

10. I Can’t Afford Treatment

Stating that they cannot afford treatment is just another way to get out of seeking it. Through insurance companies and government programs treatment is affordable for everyone. For an affordable treatment program call us at 800-481-6320.

More Rehab Centers Resources

How Hollywood Gets Rehab ALL WRONG

There are a lot of things that Hollywood gets wrong. This is particularly true when it comes to drug addiction and rehab. Unfortunately, with actors, actresses, and other famous people do nothing to help. By flitting in and out of rehab as if they are changing clothes, all they do is perpetuate the myths. The….

Continue reading

Who Needs Rehab for Depression?

mental health rehab

The most important thing to remember is that depression is not something that should be suffered alone. According to The National Institute of Mental Health, “depression is a treatable illness.” Though many suffer in silence just because they believe they are just “sad” or will “get over it,” depression effects “about 6.7% of US adults….

Continue reading

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Effects and the Need for Treatment

Traumatic experiences trigger protective responses throughout the body, causing a surge of chemicals to flood the brain. Depending on a person’s physiological make-up, these effects can have a lasting impression on his or her mental and emotional well-being. Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD develops out of these conditions. According to the University of Colorado at….

Continue reading

Addressing Differences in Drug Rehab for Women

Drug rehab centers take a different approach when treating woman.

Women respond differently to treatment than men do and this is why some rehab centers are not co-ed. Differences in men and women, differences in the way that we respond to treatment and differences in the reasons why men and women use drugs make a one size fits all approach to treatment for both men….

Continue reading

How Drug Rehab Keeps You Sober in the Long Term

Let us help you find a drug rehab program!

Drug rehab focuses on changing behavior patterns and improving problem solving skills so that the addict can come out of drug treatment with new tools to help them overcome stressful situations without the use of drugs or alcohol. In the long term, the changed behaviors and changed way of thinking can help an addict remain….

Continue reading

Reasons Why Some Interventions Fail

Don’t let your intervention fail you!

For the loved ones or family members of an individual who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, intervention may seem like a last resort effort that absolutely must work – so what happens if an intervention fails? Most people don’t think ahead to determine what will happen in the event that an intervention fails and….

Continue reading

How Drug Rehab Centers Prevent Relapse

Don't go through relapse alone. Let us help you find a drug rehab center to help you overcome your addiction for good!

Drug relapse prevention is all about making sure that you recognize the signs of drug relapse in advance in order to prevent such an event from occurring but how do drug rehab centers help prevent relapse? You may think that drug rehab centers are reserved for those who have already relapsed or for those who….

Continue reading

Why Choose a Rehab Center in a Different City or State?

Although it might seem counterintuitive, sometimes it is better to seek a rehab in a different city or state than the one you are in. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are different causes, triggers, and treatment for addictive behavior. At times the best course of action is to remove yourself from….

Continue reading

Still can't find the help you are looking for?Get Started Now
Accepted Insurances / View the full list
For inquiries call800-481-6320

Accepted Insurances Does My Insurance
Cover This?

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This