When you come back from Discovery Institute’s drug rehab centers in NJ you might feel like you don’t really know yourself anymore. Surrounded by your old belongings in your house or apartment you may feel stuck in someone else’s world. You may feel like you’re not sure how to fill the time and priority in your life that your substance abuse and chemical dependency used to take up. What will you do with your time that will help you rebuild your life? Is it even possible to recover socially and professionally from going to a NJ detox center, and upending your career and relationships to spend time at a rehab facility In New Jersey?

Questioning Your Life Choices is Normal

Don’t let these questions and feelings, all of which are valid, steal your progress and motivation to succeed at sober living. Asking them is part of the healing process. Many people go home from their rehabilitation and question their life’s trajectory and if, even after successfully completing detox and treatment for their struggle with chemical dependency and addiction to drugs or alcohol, if they will be able to find success in their lives moving forward. They may worry that they spent too much time wasting away potential on addiction.

Discovery InstituteRemember Julia Child

Even if your old passions don’t feel like you anymore, you still have the potential to succeed. A good way to start reconnecting with yourself is to explore your skills and talents. Try out different experiences, even those you used to reject, and see what you’re good at. Don’t underestimate yourself or corner yourself. You may be surprised at what you feel is worth your time these days. You may also realize that you have hidden talents where you didn’t know they were before.

Julia Child, award winning chef and television personality didn’t get her start in the spotlight until she was 39. She was with her husband, living in France, and wanted to get involved in French cooking, when suddenly she was writing a hit cookbook with a couple of friends that lead to international acclaim and more creative opportunities for her.

Julia Child is still a legend today. But career didn’t even exist until she was almost forty. Don’t ever tell yourself that you can’t get started later in life and succeed. If Julia can do it, so can 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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