Is it possible to trust someone who has lied about drug abuse?
Last Updated: 09/06/2021 at 9:54pm
Trishna Monplaisir, LMSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
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It isn't Impossible, but it is very difficult. People who lie about drug abuse are hiding it because they are scared for what others will think, and don't want to disappoint. That is the main reason, while there are infinite reasons, those are the ones that I have come in contact with the most. The best you can do is be open and honest, and respect them as you would yourself as they are still human beings. This is such a hard topic to talk about, and one that has many questions un answered. Trust takes years to earn, but only seconds to destroy. Best wishes - Tate
Absolutely! My twin brother was a drug addict & lied all the time; but drugs made him like that. Sober him & drugged him are two different people. Trust the person you knew before drugs took over, they still exist. To build back up the trust may be difficult at first but in due time it will be easy. To lie about abusing drugs is not necessary bad the person might have just been ashamed or scared but it definitely possible that trust someone again. Whether it be a friend, partner, family member or yourself. It is possible to do.
I have been in a situation like this recently. If it is with that person, they need to understand it is a long road and doubt will ever be present. But on the end of the one being lied to about drug abuse you have ever right to be upset, disappointed, and confused to why they even lied to you. They might have self esteem issues and want the love and support they otherwise might not have been getting, or maybe that is their way of pushing you away by making up extreme situations that involve serious problems people face everyday. Either way, it is just my style to always keep an open door policy with anyone and everyone I have made a connection with. I do not have to fully trust them again, but I can teach myself to not be surprised when or if they do ever lie again. You choose the amount of trust you want to give someone. And it is completely okay to say, "You don't trust them."
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