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Sober Body Guide

Denial, Deceit and Deflection of Addictive illness.

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Here are 20 examples of denial, deceit and deflection that you may hear and begin to recognise someone with addictive illness (an addict) using in their attempts to justify or cover up the depths of their disease.

1. I only do it occasionally

Instead of flatly denying the abuse of a substance, the addict may concede that they have just been engaging a little, or at weekends or special occasions. This is called minimising and it’s an attempt to underplay the seriousness of the problem and an attempt to cover up what they are beginning to know is true (hence the “white” lie). A rough estimate is that an addict admits to around a quarter or less than their actual usage, if they do admit to anything at all.Denial, deceit and deflection of addictive illnessSober InterventionSober Companion[/cs_content_seo]

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