Seven Ways to Engage Accountability

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By PAMELA TABER /IN ADDICTION RECOVERY

Original Source: soberlink.com

Maintaining a sober life is never easy but fostering personal accountability can be the key to helping people make wise decisions. No program can be successful if the person isn’t on board, so engaging personal accountability is key to ongoing recovery.

What is Personal Accountability?

Accountability isn’t just about sticking to the plan; it’s about understanding the rules of the plan and realizing how each life-decision helps or hurts the people involved in the plan. It’s about taking personal responsibility for those decisions—each and every time.

Among its other effects, alcohol can be a tempting escape from reality—fostering self-denial excuses, poor social communication skills and feelings of entrapment, helplessness and depression. Most counselors agree that accountability is absolutely key to the recovery process. But what are…click here to continue reading

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