​These are some of the other things people lie about...

How often do you you lie about these things?

  1. How do I look? 

    1. Always

    2. Sometimes

    3. Never

  2. Does this taste good?

    1. Always

    2. Sometimes

    3. Never

  3. Where were you / What were you doing?

    1. Always 

    2. Sometimes

    3. Never

  4. Who were you with?

    1. Always

    2. Sometimes

    3. Never




  1. When are you most likely to suffer from this addiction?

The most likely to suffer from lying is the age group 16-22.


  1. When is this addiction most likely to start?

This addiction is most likely to surface at the age of 16.


  1. How do people live with this addiction?

People can live a seemingly functional existence with this addiction, but cannot disrupt or prevent one from functioning.


  1. What are some of the available treatments for this addiction?

Some effective treatments for this addiction may include psychotherapy.


  1. Who are some historical figures that suffered from this addiction.

People that have suffered from this include historical figures such as Lance Armstrong, Richard Nixon, and Jim Bakker.


  1. What mental issues could contribute to or effect this addiction?

Some mental issues can also contribute to lying, such as: dysfunctional childhood, dyslexia, or other types of cerebral dysfunctions. 


  1. How long does this addiction last, and/or what is the rate of relapse on those with this addiction?

This addiction may last life long.


  1. Does this addiction have a connection to family history?

No, this addiction does not appear to be genetically tied.


  1. Is there a connection between this addiction and childhood or family abuse, either by the addicted or the victims of the abuser?

Yes, people who have undergone either physical or emotional abuse tend to be more anxious and use lies in everyday life out of fear. This often develops into an addiction to lying as a means of relieving stress.


  1. What is the fatality rate of those diagnosed with this addiction?

Although it does not physically hurt the addict, addictive lying can ruin a person's ability to function in society causing them to lose their jobs and relations with others.


  1. Besides the Betty Ford Clinic, what additional facilities or programs are available in the Coachella Valley?

The CVRM or Coachella Valley Rescue Mission helps with drug and alcohol addiction here in the valley. The ABC Recovery Center is also a fine choice to get help with addictions of all sorts.


  1. Roughly how much does it cost the taxpayers in our community annually, to treat people with this addiction?

 Little to none, because people with this addiction only need to be hospitalized in extreme cases. Most addicts only need to seek therapy.