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Why Do I Need Accountability?

Jan 29, 2018 | QA

Addiction keeps someone who is addicted flying by the seat of their pants. Normal responsibilities may fall by the wayside for drugs and alcohol. Active addicts tend to have no accountability which can keep them disconnected from life the way it was intended for them to live.  Getting on track to staying sober should involve some sort of influence from somebody that has had some success in maintaining sobriety. The odds to stay on the path of recovery are higher with the support of others. Finding accountability may just be the missing link in your recovery plan.


  • Helps you stay on track


Accountability can be found in a therapist or a sponsor that has been through a similar experience to guide you in the right direction. Learning right from wrong takes a turn for the better without being under the influence of drugs and alcohol and having a mentor to advise you what you should do.


  • Helps to gain more responsibility


By working with somebody that can direct you on how to stay sober, you will find yourself being responsible for the progress you are making on a daily basis. Calling every day or meeting every week with a sponsor or a therapist, can give you the practice you need for when triggers and cravings become present.  


  • Helps you to suite up and show up


Active addicts are typically missing in action because they want to do what they want to do when they want to do it. By being accountable to someone else, hopefully you are in a better place to not let others down with your absence any longer.


  • Helps to stay engaged


No matter what distractions turn up, being connected to others even when you feel weak, can help you to maintain your sobriety. Answering to someone else about your progress can reveal new reasons to keep going.


  • Helps to endorse your thoughts and ideas


An active addict does not usually display a good track record for their ideas and thoughts. Running what you are thinking by someone else can help you to make better decisions and get some clarity on what your true next indicated step is.


  • Helps to uncover your purpose


An active addict’s purpose during their addiction is to get high and stay high. You will discover that will change in sobriety. Finding your purpose will become more apparent with each sober breath that you take. Caring about others and being of service will become a new way of life for you.

Accountability is a sure-fire way to keep you relevant in your own recovery. Having the support from someone you aspire to be like, can help you measure your progress and keep you on your toes to prevent relapse.






Serenity Oaks Wellness Center can help you to become accountable to adorn your soul in sobriety. Our 12-Step aspects and holistic therapy can assist you in keeping on track in recovery.

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