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The Truth About Being Accountable in Recovery

The Truth About Being Accountable in Recovery

Accountability in recovery takes a long time to navigate. Learning that you have addiction and it is your responsibility to own it can feel like a heavy burden at first. The truth is, it gets easier over time. Denial is not going to help you get further in recovery. What will help is embracing the truth of what is and accepting responsibility for what you can do to make changes today.

Don’t Cover Truth

When fighting back against addiction, you have to be fully accountable to your own personal truth. Trying to cover up the realities of addiction will only do more harm than good. Taking complete and total responsibility for your actions, before and after, is what will help heal yourself and others who were harmed. You cannot trust your feelings early on because you may still be in the addiction mindset. Working through the steps, focusing on inner healing is what will support your journey down the road. Sobriety is the most important thing on the journey to

Truth Hurts

End of the day, the truth is very painful and it hurts. It will hurt you and hurt those you love. The longer you linger in a space where you don’t combat lies with truth, you will only fall back into the same old patterns. The best thing you can do for yourself in recovery is to understand what brought you to become addicted in the first place, work the steps, do hard work, and seek help moving forward. Make amends with those who were harmed and seek to understand how you got where you are so you don’t return there. It will be a hard road ahead to acknowledge how much harm has been done but it will help you to focus on creating healing spaces for yourself and others. Give up denial and start to look ahead.

Make Amends

The most challenging thing you can do in recovery is go back to those people who were hurt by your addiction and admit the harm done, then seek to make amends. It is not about getting back in their good graces because, frankly, they may not want you back in their life. At least for right now. What you can do is focus on what you did to harm others, tell them you’re sorry and make amends to them for harm caused. Family, friends, and loved ones will want to speak their peace and that’s their right. However, you need to do what is right and best for you on the journey to recovery which is admit to what you did and seek to make things right.

Accountability is one of the hardest parts of the recovery journey but we are with you every step of the way. Let us help guide your journey by helping you start with detox followed by a path of renewal through recovery. We will help you find what you need. Call us 24/7 at our toll-free number: 866-294-9401