An addiction requires lying. You have to lie about getting your drug, using it, hiding it's consequences, and planning your next relapse. an addiction is full of lying. By the time you've developed an addiction, lying comes easily to you. After a while you get so good at lying that you end up lying to yourself. That' s why addicts don't know who they are or what they believe in. The other problem with lying is that you can't like yourself when you lie. You can't look yourself in the mirror. Lying traps you in your addiction.The more you lie, the less you like yourself, which makes you want to escape, which leads to more using and more lying. Nothing changes if nothing changes. Ask yourself this: will more lying, more isolating, and more of the same make you feel better? The expression in AA IS- NOTHING CHANGES IF NOTHING CHANGES. If you don't change your life, then why would this time be any different? You need to create a new life where it's easier not to use. RECOVERY REQUIRES COMPLETE HONESTY. You must be one-hundred percent completely honest with the people who are your supports: your Wife/Husband, your doctor, your therapist, and the people in your 12-step group, and your sponsor. If you can't be completely honest with them, you won't do well in recovery. When your completely honest you don't give your addiction room to hide. When you lie you leave the door open to relapse. One mistake in early stages of recovery is they think that honesty means being honest about other people. But recovery isn't about fixing other people. It's about fixing yourself. Stick with your own recovery. Focusing on what you don't like about others is easy because it deflects attention from yourself. Honesty won't come naturally in the beginning. You've spent so much time learning how to lie that telling the truth, no matter how good it is for you, it won't feel natural. You'll have to practice telling the truth a few hundred times before it becomes a little bit easier. In the beginning, you'll have to stop yourself as your telling a story, and say, now that I think of it , it was more like this.............
The Will House is a sober living home that provides a safe, healthy, and supportive environment for individuals suffering from alcohol and/or drug addiction. Its recovery modality is based on the 12-Steps as they are laid out in the book Alcoholics Anonymous, also known as the “Big Book”. All members are expected to participate in the recovery process. This includes, but not limited to, attending AA meetings on a regular basis, obtaining a sponsor who is versed in the “Big Book” literature and the 12-Step process, and attending all house meetings. Recovery is The Will House’s highest priority and supports its members throughout their journey. To safeguard the health and safety of all occupants, it is essential that all personal living spaces and common areas are kept clean and orderly. Also, there is a 30-day probationary period for all new admissions. Restrictions such as evening curfew, no overnights, and daily sign-in/out sheets are put in place. This ensures that all new persons have time and structure to become acclimated to the process and their surroundings. Alcohol and drug addiction is a serious disease and we at the Will House are equally serious in planting the seed of recovery and offering the tools to those that are willing, to live more happy, healthy, and productive lives.
THE WILL HOUSE SUPPORTS THE HONESTY FIRST APPROACH TO SOBER LIVING. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE AND ASK YOURSELF. "Do I have the willingness to be honest to myself and others in order to make changes that can save my life?"
The Will House Mission Statement
“We stand in the fire with you”
Welcome to the Will House. We hope this will mark a new beginning on your road to recovery and a new way of life. It is our goal to accommodate you the best we can with a level of structure and an atmosphere of recovery that promotes growth and integration into the real world. Our Members will be involved in 12 step recovery programs to aid them on their way. We will hold regular house meetings to introduce our Members to the process of recovery, in an effort to maximize growth potential and establish a routine for a new way of living upon discharge. We will meet with the members on a 1 on 1 basis to identify areas of accomplishments and areas of improvement alike.
It is our goal that every Member has an equal opportunity to grow, and to face the challenges of life while living clean and sober. Here at the Will House we believe it is possible to reform and reintegrate the individual when given the chance. Our Staff are Certified Recovery Coaches, as well as recovering addicts and alcoholics who offer a simple solution. As fellow recovering addicts and alcoholics, we have a unique perspective of understanding of the challenges of living clean and sober, and it is our goal to give back with a message of experience, strength and hope.
We look forward to working with you on your journey to recovery and a new way of life… We stand in the fire with you.