This is good stuff.
The beginning lies:
I am just tired. I didn’t sleep last night.
I had a doctor appointment and they took blood.
I applied for school but I haven’t heard yet.
I applied for the job but they haven’t called me yet.
I’m just not hungry.
I have friends, just no one is around.
He got kicked out of his house for nothing.
The active using lies:
I’m not using. I don’t want to do that.
I didn’t take your money.
I didn’t take his money.
I just hit a curb, I don’t know how it happened.
They are sleeping pills.
They are prescription.
I will come home.
I have none left, I swear.
I didn’t shoot up this time.
I didn’t snort it this time.
I only took 1 benzo. It did nothing.
The lies we tell our addict in active addiction:
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