Your Addiction is Your Responsibility

Author, and group member, Jason M.S. wrote an article “Taking Responsibility” in which he says that embracing responsibility for addiction is the key to overcoming it. “We alone got ourselves into our addiction, we alone can get ourselves out of it. Much like admitting we have a problem in the first place in order to solve said problem, we must also claim responsibility of it being our problem to solve.” Listen to this group of former opiate addicts discuss responsibility.

Discussion Guide:

Is addiction a disease or a choice?

To what degree are you responsible for your drug addiction? Partially or fully?

Do you have to accept full responsibility to overcome it?

The author said “the drug had affected me to such an extent, that I was spiritually, physically, and mentally corrupted.” Did it effect you in this manner?

What was the turning point in which you took responsibility for your recovery?


Credit and appreciation is given to author, Jason M. S. for his article “Taking Responsibility”. However, his identification is withheld for purposes of confidentiality.