Do You Have an Accountability Partner?

Sometimes recovery can feel like a lonely and isolating journey, but the truth is that you’re not alone, you’re never alone. So, there’s no reason to be now, during one of the hardest and most rewarding struggles of your entire life.

You see, as a society, we come to appreciate a sense of community and the development of meaningful connections. We begin by playing with other children our age, even before we get to school age. We go off to school in groups and remain there well into young-adulthood. After that we either head off to more schooling or begin working, often, in groups. It’s probably even safe to say that in the beginning of your addiction, you started using your substance of choice within a group, even if it was a small group.

So, why on earth would any one feel like they had to battle recovery alone? Beats us, we think you should absolutely think about finding not just a group but an accountability partner. An accountability partner is a person who helps you, coaches you, keeps you motivated, and holds you accountable for your actions.

In recovery, your accountability partner can be involved as much or as little as you need. Some folks just like someone to check in with them once a day or once week while others may enjoy more frequent check ins. You can set goals to help one another accomplish together or even set challenges to show a little competition.

Don’t be afraid to be everything in a partner that you want to receive back! Tell your best friend, new recovery mate, friends from AA, or whoever you may choose exactly what kind of support you need and ask what kind of support they need in return, you won’t regret it!

Razzetti, G. “How to Increase Your Chances of Success: Get an Accountability Partner”. Liberationist. (website). 2018
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