It’s easy to point fingers elsewhere when you’re struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Blaming others or life events for your addiction shifts the focus away from yourself, which may make you feel better temporarily but causes addictional problems in the future. For this reason, it’s important for you to take responsibility in recovery.
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The Importance of Responsibility In Recovery
The addict places the blame on others rather than themselves.
The addict buries them self in self pity and being the “victim” to justify continuing use of drugs and alcohol. Granted there are things that are out of the addicts control that might lead to addiction, there is always a choice of not falling down that path. Belief in the “it’s someone else’s fault” allows the addict to not take responsibility and stay trapped in addiction. There has to be some sort of responsibility towards sobriety and the ability to take action and rectify the wrongs to make a better life.
Owning up to mistakes and taking responsibility for our actions will allow the addict to move past their issues and start to make a difference in themselves while in recovery.
How to Take Responsibility
The first step is admitting you have a problem.
Once you have done that, you have taken the first responsible step in recovery. It’s not easy to do, especially when the addict in you is used to blaming others for their issues. If you are committed to getting help and sober, it is your responsibility to seek the help you need with all your might. The past is just that, the past. Using that as a tool to help move along and right your wrongs will help in the path to recovery.
Acceptance is a beautiful feeling. One you are able to move past it all, not only do you become a stronger person, but it ultimately will help in providing insight into self improvement and healing.
Becoming clean and sober is totally up to you. You have to be ready to face what lies ahead for you. Taking responsibility towards sobriety is key to any step in recovery.
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