After you leave the Discovery Institute It might feel like you’ve spent the better part of your life wasting away in the bleak company of your substance addiction. You may be wondering what to do with yourself at this point. Sometimes it may even seem like at your age the world doesn’t have space or time for someone who had to go to a drug rehab center in NJ for detox and then rehabilitation treatment for substance abuse.  Like society would just sort of spit you out if you tried to remake yourself with any kind of success in mind.

Your Life Stretches Out Behind You & Before You

So you have three options:

  1. Walk forward into the unknown with every intention of reaching for great success and happiness.
  2. Stand exactly where you are. Don’t grow, don’t change. Don’t relapse. No Failure and no success. If you choose this option you choose stagnation.
  3. Turn around and walk backward. Relapse. The last thing any recovering alcoholic or drug addict wants. You put so much work and heart into going to the Best New Jersey Rehab, getting clean and sober, and working on a deeper trauma that has been driving you to addiction, that relapsing now would be a betrayal to your current self and your future self.

There is some kind of merit in every experience if you look closely enough.

Discovery InstituteEven though you spent so much of your life struggling with a chemical dependance to drugs or alcohol, the lessons you have learned through addiction treatment in NJ, the way you have, by necessity, pulled apart and very intentionally put your life back together again to help you stay healthy, both physically and mentally, actually gives you a pretty big advantage in life moving forward. Most people, even those not addicted to any kind of drug, never do the hard work of understanding themselves. People often ignore their trauma, and rarely go through any kind of life skills training after their out of school. They also rarely accomplish anything so time and energy intensive as successfully completing addiction treatment in New Jersey. With this kind of experience behind you, you are well set up to get your life moving toward great personal success.

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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