The truth will set you free, but first, it will make you miserable.
The first step to freedom is disillusionment. After you are disillusioned, then the withdrawal sets in. The symptoms are the pain, fear, anger, sadness, doubt, and remorse. If you can make it through and not be seduced back in by all of the things that promise fulfillment like money, status, appearance, the need to be loved then you’ll be free.