Finding Accountability to End Alcohol Use

Accountability is an individual’s obligation to loved ones, friends, or co-workers to be responsible for his or her actions. This may include being open and honest about activities and information that would affect others or being responsible for property or money.

Accountability to family members will involve you providing a safe and stable home environment free of unhealthy conflict or neglect. Dependability will be a key component of accountability for you because if you are accountable for your actions, you will need to take responsibilities seriously. Being honest with those who depend on you is part of being accountable to others. Individuals who accept accountability will also accept full responsibility when they make mistakes.

How Avoiding Accountability May Contribute to Alcohol Abuse

When individuals abuse alcohol, it may prevent them from fulfilling their responsibilities. They may neglect the needs of their families or jobs. Abusing alcohol may take the place of spending quality time with family members and may lead to poor conflict resolution or avoidance of difficult conversations.

When alcohol is abused as a way to escape responsibility, an individual may begin to make excuses for negative behavior. Self-denial can contribute to more alcohol abuse, anxiety, or depression. Regular alcohol abuse may lead to tolerance, which can lead to cravings and more alcohol consumption. Alcoholism may cause changes in the brain that change an individual’s motivation, making alcohol seem more important than other people or areas of life.

Why Accountability May Be an Important Aspect of Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Recovery from alcohol addiction begins when an individual admits that alcohol is having a negative effect on his or her life. Once an individual takes responsibility for how alcohol is affecting relationships and health, he or she can accept treatment and begin the recovery process.

If an individual is addicted to alcohol, they may benefit from counseling and group therapy. Counseling will seek to uncover underlying causes for alcohol abuse, and group therapy will hold an individual accountable for staying sober. Being honest with a counselor and other patients in therapy will lead an individual to be more honest with him or herself about alcohol abuse. When this accountability helps an individual stay sober, he or she will become accountable to him or herself as well as others. Personal accountability is an important part of long-term recovery from alcohol abuse.

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