I don't understand.....Why lie to us?
I'll leave you all with something my counselor at rehab told me..."I'll always believe everything an addict DOES". Hard to do on a forum where it's all what someone said.
Surprised at the lies? No im not as i know how addicts lie as i lied about everything at one point too, but i am very disappointed.........
Now, I believe disappointment is a very valid feeling about it. In fact, anyone that's followed James' journey would be disappointed that he had to lie. But, as an addict I completely understand. There are no new stories on this website to me. It's a continuous first step meeting where I'm reminded of where I was. James coming clean is something that helps me keep clean. It reminds me of where I am and where I was. I'm disappointed as well, but I'm also thankful and grateful. It's definitely not how I would have felt in active addiction a year ago. But, as they say, we do recover.
I am also feeling thankful and grateful that i am no longer leading that life too....Thank God for my meetings. I only hope that he will find his way also but that has to start with him........sara
lieing about one's addiction is TOTALLY understandable...just cant understand the need to create a whole fake life around it.