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Today’s guest post is by

Dr Gregory House.

Good evening, healthcare.

The truth we see again and again is that Patients lie. I’ve found that when you want to know the truth about someone, that someone is probably the last person you should ask.  It’s a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what. Embarrassed people lie, stupid people lie, but you know who really lies?

Addicts. 

Addicts lie constantly.  It’s like they are ashamed or something.  Or maybe they are afraid that they will be treated badly, or not treated at all.  Or that they will be judged and whispered about by the healthcare team.  Or something equally pathetic.

Janie Harvey Garner actually just hit me with my own cane.  

Ok, yes.  I am an addict.  But I am not pathetic.  I can stop anytime I want to.  Just ask…

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