Asserting that something is untrue is denial and it helps you feel safe where there are things that are out of your control, like drug or alcohol addiction. Continuing to deny the existence of your substance addiction could lead down a path towards irreversible harm, or even death. Denial will keep you from figuring out who you really are by the mental distortion of reality.
This could carry over to your family and friends as well. Family members and friends could attribute your behavior to something else, other than alcohol or drug addiction. When you distort reality, you're harming yourself and others. Substance addiction could be ruining your life but until there's a truthful admission of addiction or dependency, denial will continue to overwhelm you. Every addiction is a unique case but denial is always present.
If you or someone you love is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, call Houston Drug Treatment Centers at (713) 493-7860 today. We can help you find drug addiction rehab centers with dedicated staff who recognize that working with patients to help them understand and recognize their addiction is the first step in treating it.