You Can’t Hide Your Addiction – Here’s Why

 

common alcohol withdrawal symptomsYou can’t hide your addiction. It’s true. No matter how hard you try to keep things quiet, your friends and family members are going to find out eventually. In fact, they are likely onto you right now, and it’s not going to get any easier as time goes by. So, why can’t you keep something as heavy as an addiction quiet, and isn’t there anything you can do to make sure that others just don’t know what’s going on in your world?

First of all, why do you want to hide what’s going on?

You think you want to hide your addiction, but the truth is that if you’re really able to keep your addiction quiet, you’re just hurting yourself. Your addiction is damaging. It hurts your life, your loved ones, and your finances. It can take a great life and turn it into shambles that you wish you could change.

So, understanding that you shouldn’t hide your addiction is the first thing you need to do. Yes, it’s hard to admit that you’re struggling with an issue with using or drinking, but when you can, you’re going to start looking toward your future and living clean and sober.

Why you can’t hide your addiction

Now that you know you shouldn’t really want to hide your addiction, you should also consider why. Take the example that it’s really hard to act “normal,” when you’re not feeling normal. You might be high, or even drunk. People can pick up on the times that you’re off. You can deny it all you want, but people can tell.

Not only that, but your body physically reacts to being high or drunk. You don’t know it, but your eyes do funny things. Your pupils might change size. Sometimes, they’re pinpoints, sometimes, they’re huge. Your voice might also change. Some substances make breathing slow, and that’s going to make it sound like you’re working harder to do everything from breathing to talking.

Okay, and it get’s better, because your personality also changes. In areas where you usually feel uncomfortable, you might be confident. When you might usually be self-centered or disorganized, you might display sudden aspects of “having things together.”

You can’t hide your addiction from your loved ones. They might not know what you’re addicted to, but your friends and family can spot the changes in your personality and your actions. They can tell when things don’t add up. So, not only should you not want to hide your addiction, but you should know that your loved ones can tell what’s going on in your world – more than you think.