The one thing that is almost a fact when it comes to living with a drug addict is being told lies .See drug addicts have to cover up the truth so much they no longer know what is a lie and what is reality because they come to gradually believe everything they say is the truth when truly there is no truth left in them at all.
The saddest part though is those around the addict are drawn into the lies in start to lie to others around them as well. Those lies are different but still lies all the same .They lie to themselves that this time their child really is clean , no they miscounted the money in their wallet they really aren’t missing anything and yes they forgot they gave away or sold such and such it wasn’t stolen from the house .They lie to others and say everything is well and things are so much better this time because they do not want to face once again their child has begun to use again or never stopped using just pulled the wool over your eyes once more.
Each lie you are told and believe is an invisible brick built that is destroying the trust that slowly disappeared weeks ,months and maybe even years ago. The trust is the hardest thing to gain back once recovery begins because by than a fortress has been built and the energy to truly believe the addict is telling the truth is in recovery itself. Do you ever look at your addict whether still in addiction or in recovery and just wonder do they understand the lies they believe are truth are actually lies ?