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My name is Erick Godel. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Addictions, Substance Abuse, Anxiety disorders, children/adolescents, and Family Therapy.

Great article on the benefits of being open about your recovery

I recently came across an important article discussing the benefits of being open, to the people in your life, about being in recovery. Many of the people I work with, who are in recovery, feel that they can only be really open about their struggles with addiction, with other people in recovery.  This belief greatly decreases the number of good people that could be in their life.  By being open about your recovery from addiction with everyone in your life, you can decrease stress by not having to hold onto secrets and you can greatly increase the number of supportive people in your life.  Please check out this article that discusses 5 benefits of being open about your recovery.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-stahl/why-i-am-open-about-my-addiction-recovery_b_8556926.html

Erick Godel, MFT