It’s important to find your voice in your recovery and be able to talk freely about your experience. However, be prepared for some ignorant and sometimes hurtful questions. Below are questions that are commonly asked of individuals who are in recovery. For more information on recovery, contact our drug rehab in NJ today.

 “What Made You Start Using Drugs?”

This is obviously a sensitive topic, and there are various reasons why someone starts abusing drugs. If you feel comfortable sharing these intimate details, go ahead. However, don’t feel pressured, you should be able to tell your story on your own time when you are ready.

“Is Being Sober Boring?”

Be prepared for people to be ignorant or not understand your sobriety and new lifestyle. Don’t let this affect you or discourage you. This is an opportunity to share your experience and your wisdom with someone that is clearly unaware of the many benefits of being sober.

“You Don’t Look like an Addict”

This is meant to be a compliment. However, it’s this kind of thought process that fuels the problematic stigma around addicts. So, if you feel comfortable, you can inform them that addicts come from all sorts of backgrounds, and addicts do not have a specific “look”.

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If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction or substance abuse, the Discovery Institute can help. We provide evidence-based inpatient and outpatient rehab programs for drugs and alcohol. Contact us today to learn about treatment options and start the admissions process.

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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