The development of responsibility and self-awareness is the cornerstone of recovery.
“Responsibility” at first seems like a bit of a loaded word, to understand it better we can break up the word to say “response ability”. So in this way we understand “responsibility” as our “ability to act”.
All actions have consequences, so we need to be aware of how our actions affect ourselves and those around us. As we become more aware of the affects of our actions, we can act in a way that is less selfish and destructive. Our actions become more beneficial and have more and more of a positive effect on our lives and those of others.