“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” Thomas Sowell. When you avoid the truth you only hurt the recovery process and eventual healing. Its uncomfortable to speak the truth. You may not like hearing the truth. You’re an addict! You need to get help! But guess what? You also can recover! You can change! You can say no! That’s the truth!