If you look around and find that your struggle with addiction to drugs and alcohol is inexplicable to you, it might be time to take a look at addiction itself, why some people are more likely to develop chemical dependency by drinking too much, abusing prescription drugs, or using illicit substances. Drug dependency and substance abuse need to be treated properly. If you are struggling with addiction, Discovery Institute offers drug and alcohol rehab in NJ, detox centers, including outpatient treatment to help support to all of our patients.


A Tragically High Number of Addicts Were Victims of Abuse

If you have experienced abuse it is more likely than it may be for others that you will find yourself struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. There are some concrete reasons for this. Some of the core pillars holding up addiction are direct side effects of recovering from being a survivor of abuse.

  • Deep self shame
  • Consistent, if not a constant fear and paranoia
  • Feelings of anger and rage
  • A sense of deep loneliness and abandonment
  • Grief from the reality of the abuse and the role it has take on your life


Discovery InstituteHow The Effects of Abuse Feed Drug and Alcohol Addiction

There’s nothing more heart rending than the lifelong effort to understand the abuse that happened to you, and heal from the way it changed who you are and what you do. The kind of vulnerability and self awareness necessary for this can be more than overwhelming. It can go so far as to make it feel difficult to want to live. Sometimes abuse survivors run into the arms of drug and alcohol abuse to try and dull the pain, or silence the proverbial voices of their abusers in their heads. However, the very side effects of the abuse they suffered could very well shove them over the line into a tragic struggle with substance abuse. Shame, fear, anger, loneliness and grief are some of the main drivers of chemical abuse and these are emotions and states of being that can be quite concentrated in the hearts and minds of someone recovering from abuse.

If you are struggling with a chemical dependency on alcohol or drugs, we are here to help. Discovery Institute offers it’s patients high quality addiction treatment in NJ: detox centers, and drug and alcohol rehab. In NJ, sometimes the speed of life can take over and it might be hard to find time for self reflection. But if you read this article and have a problem with addiction, call us today at  844-478-6563 for professional medical help getting back to a healthier, sober you.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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