Responsibility means facing the consequences that your drug use has caused both to your life and to others. Facing your family and friends can feel overwhelming, but by doing so and apologizing for your actions, you can have a huge impact on your sobriety, because they may be willing to safeguard your recovery through accountability.
What Role Does Accountability Play In Addiction?
Addicts often refuse to view their behaviors and addictions as damaging. Because of this, they often struggle with accountability. Included in the following are four tactics addicts often use to avoid accountability:
- Diverting attention away from them
- Pointing out other people’s inadequacies
- Telling others what they want to hear, and not what is true
The basic goal for an addict is to divert attention away from her addiction and behaviors while she is under the influence of amphetamines. Addicts try to divert attention away from their addictions so they can keep using. They will try to point out your behaviors and even bring up past arguments to justify their actions. Addicts will often try to make you feel inadequate, just so you do not point out the addiction. Furthermore, addicts often lie to avoid accountability. Most addicts will tell family and friends what they want to hear, like they have been doing well and have slowed down their amphetamine use. They may say they have been sober for so long, or say they spend money on food or rent when it really goes to drugs.
How Accountability Affects Treatment and Recovery
Accountability is a significant part of addiction treatment and recovery. Because it is such a big part of treatment, addicts at one point will need to accept accountability. Included in the following are ways accountability can affect treatment and recovery:
- It can help repair relationships
- It can help addicts understand what their addiction has caused
- If an addict rejects accountability, he will be more likely to relapse
By accepting accountability, addicts can repair any relationships they damaged during drug use. Accountability can also help addicts accept that their addicted behaviors were unacceptable and damaged everyone involved. If an addict refuses accountability for her actions and the problems her addiction caused, it is likely that she will return to using amphetamines.
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