GraceWay's Program
Importance of Honesty

It’s important to recognize the value of honesty in the recovery process. Honesty can be challenging, but it is a key factor in helping individuals and their families address and work through issues related to addiction. By being honest about one’s thoughts, feelings, and actions, individuals in recovery can gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their behaviors, which can be instrumental in making positive changes and achieving lasting recovery. It’s also important for families to be honest with themselves and each other in order to support their loved one’s recovery and work through any challenges they may be facing.

Addiction can take a toll on relationships, and it can be challenging to navigate the emotions and behaviors of a loved one who is struggling. However, honesty is a critical component of the recovery process and is essential for building trust and repairing damaged relationships. It’s important for both individuals in recovery and their families to work on being honest with themselves and each other in order to create a foundation for healing and a better future. It may be difficult at times, but the benefits of honesty in recovery are well worth the effort.

Actions Are Greater Than Words

It’s important to pay attention to both words and actions when it comes to recovery and seeking help for addiction. Words may express a desire for change, but behaviors can reveal what a person is truly willing and able to do to achieve that change. By paying attention to both words and actions, it’s possible to get a more accurate understanding of where a person is at in their recovery journey and what they may need in order to make progress. Honesty is a key component of this process, as it allows individuals and their families to be more transparent about their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and to take a more honest look at what is needed to achieve lasting recovery.

If a GraceWay resident says they are willing to go to any lengths to get sober and to stop causing hurt to their family, but at the same time they continue to break rules, resist suggestions, and make excuses…we know instantly that their behaviors have better information than their words.

This is where honesty becomes vital.

Families, Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

It’s important for individuals in recovery and their families to work on developing honesty as a practice. By being more honest with themselves and others, they can gain a greater sense of self-awareness, which can help to improve communication, build trust, and promote healing in relationships. By being more genuine and transparent in their interactions, individuals in recovery can also gain self-esteem and learn to communicate their emotions in a more balanced way. This can be especially important for families, as honesty can help to create opportunities for healing and can help everyone to get on the same page in terms of their goals and what they are willing to do to achieve them.

We want our families to mean what they say and say what they mean. Most importantly, we want their behaviors to match up with what they say they want, and with what they say they are willing to do.

It is our mission to help the entire family heal and recovery from addiction. We use transparent and bottom line language to communicate our intentions, agendas, and policies. By being upfront about the challenges and expectations of the recovery process, individuals and their families can be better prepared for the journey ahead and can more fully commit to the work that is needed to achieve lasting recovery. Honesty is a key component of this process, as it allows individuals and their families to be more genuine and transparent about their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and to take a more honest look at what is needed to achieve their goals.

We expect that the journey will be long, sometimes difficult, and incredibly rewarding.

The sooner we can help our residents and families match their behaviors to the claims they make about what they want, the sooner we can create a life of excellence beyond sobriety.

All we really need to make this start…is rigorous honesty.