If you struggled with active addiction and still lived with your parents, the chances are that they knew. It’s very difficult to hide the symptoms of addiction from anyone you spend a good deal of time with. Using drugs or drinking heavily while living under the same roof as your family members generally leads to two things – a staged intervention or ultimately being kicked out. However, there’s a chance that you either moved out before you started dealing with addiction, or that you were able to successfully hide your symptoms from your parents. If either one of these is the case and you’ve since gotten sober, you probably want to tell your parents about your recovery. Of course, talking about certain things with your parents is challenging. You don’t want to worry or upset them, and maybe you’re concerned that if you speak openly about your struggles and your recovery they’ll lose trust in you. While telling your parents about your addiction usually comes before you reach out for help, it can come after – and if it does, here are some helpful tips on how to tell your parents about your recovery. Remember that being open about your recovery is important, but you get to talk about it when you feel ready to – there is never any pressure.