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Why Addicts Lie Even to Loved Ones

Article from VeryWell Mind by Elizabeth Hartney BSc., MSc., MA, PhD

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According to Elizabeth Hartney, "Addicts often want to avoid confrontation because they've used their addictive behavior as a coping strategy for so long, they often don't have other well-developed ways of dealing with the stresses of life."

This article explains some of the reasons why addicts lie to loved ones, and how to address it.

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Keywords

addiction, Enabling, Lying