A successful, lasting recovery means being honest not only with others, but also with yourself. Dishonesty puts you at a higher risk for relapse and prevents you from moving forward with recovery toward sobriety. It compromises relationships with those that matter the most to you.
I spent years and years lying, sneaking, hiding which for me were necessary parts of my addiction. All of these deceptions were an addiction unto itself. This was the only way I could continue to use in secrecy.
It was not until I committed to complete and unadulterated honesty, did I hope to move forward with my recovery and sobriety. This meant being honest with my family, my psychiatrist, my therapist and most importantly with myself.