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Coming Clean about Addiction with Your Loved Ones

Coming Clean about Addiction with Your Loved Ones

Coming Clean about Addiction with Your Loved Ones

Whether you’ve relapsed or you’re getting treatment for the first time, you know you’ve got to come clean.

Your loved ones, friends, and family deserve to know that you’re ready to get healthy and sober. This means it’s time to tell them the truth, and that means discussing addiction. Many people are nervous about telling their loved ones about their addiction, and the guilt can be overwhelming. You are not alone, our drug detox team is here to help and support you through your journey.

How to Come Clean and Tell the Truth

Addiction and alcoholism are challenges fueled by lies and manipulation. You’re likely very skilled at bending the truth, so coming clean about addiction can seem especially difficult. But being truthful with your loved ones and telling them the truth about your addiction will set you free. It will give everyone the opportunity to move forward and heal. Here are tips on coming clean and telling your parents you’re an addict:

  • Be honest about your challenges but highlight how you’re planning your recovery
  • Ask for help, your loved ones want to see you get and stay sober
  • Understand their perspective, it can be difficult for them but the truth is necessary
  • Accept the help they want to give you

When to Come Clean

When addiction is in control, your actions are all consumed in finding your next fix. This means that your family may have already realized that there’s something different about you. If you avoid discussing addiction when loved ones ask if something is amiss, you’re building doubt and worsening the struggles. The best medicine is the truth, so be truthful if your loved ones ask you what is going on.

Before entering drug, alcohol, or heroin detox, you should come clean to your loved ones. This is because you will need all the support you can get as you work through opiate detox, and your family cannot give you the support you will need if they are in the dark about your challenges.

At Banyan Detox Boca Raton, we assist addicts and their families when it comes to treating the numerous challenges presented by addiction and alcoholism. Addicts and their families can benefit from supportive services offered at our mental health program in Boca Raton.

To learn more about our programs, please call 888-280-4763.

Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.
Coming Clean about Addiction with Your Loved Ones
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