The Danger of Keeping Secrets

When should we keep a secret? What are the risks? “You’re only as sick as your secrets” goes a saying in Alcoholics Anonymous. And they should know: one of the hallmarks of alcoholism—of any addiction, really—is deception. Addicts deceive others to cover up their addiction and themselves to deny they have one. Which may explain why most of the sober alcoholics I know are so … Continue reading The Danger of Keeping Secrets