This does not mean you tell the truth to get out of being in trouble, but rather you tell the truth so you can learn from your mistakes regardless of the consequence. For whatever reasons, a drug addict learns to avoid accountability at all costs. This is why most addicts are stuck emotionally and cognitively at the age they first started to “stunt” their growth from substance use.
Another maladaptive function of those suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction is the concept of immediate gratification. An addict is used to wanting what they want, when they want it, and they want it right now! Sometimes the best word an addict can ever hear is, “NO“! True, they won’t like hearing it but being held responsible is the best thing you could ever do for them.
Our Christian alcohol and drug rehab program provides healthy accountability by: