Why People with Addiction Lie

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

Why People with Addiction Lie, Even to Loved Ones

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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