Monday, June 10, 2013

You're Only as Sick as Your Secrets


By
Chris Newcomb, M.Div.

If you've been following the news recently, there is a big concern about secrets of the NSA being revealed by a 29 year old whistle blower.  It is the biggest intelligence leak in NSA history.  Apparently, people, as well as organizations, still don't like their dirty laundry aired in public!

Those of you who struggle with alcohol and/or drug abuse can take a clue from this situation:  Be honest about your secrets.  However, do not go on CNN and tell the world!  The truth is you are only as sick as your secrets.  In recovery, brutal honesty is the way to freedom.

Moss grows in the dark.  So do secrets.  They thrive in the black void of indecision.  They spring up through the ground of shame and guilt.  They hurt and leave a wide path of devastation.

Find someone who is sober and trustworthy to share your dark secrets with at some point in your recovery.  It may be a clergy person.  It might be a family member.  It could be a trusted friend or colleague.  Whoever it is, they will most likely be honored to hear your confession and love you through the painful process of self-discovery.  You don't have to do it right now but please put it on your to-do-list soon.  You'll be so glad and relieved that you have no more secrets!

At The Coleman Institute, we care about you!  You are our priority.  If you or someone you love is in need of detox off opiates, alcohol, benzos, Methadone, or Suboxone, please do not hesitate to call Jennifer Pius or Amy Stewart at 1-877-773-3869. 

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