After settling into rehab in New Jersey, you will soon see that you have a support system that truly cares about and understands you. Besides family and friends that you may have outside of treatment, you will have counselors and peers alongside you in treatment that are ready to see you succeed. In order to best access all of the help from your support system, it is important to open up about as much of your addiction as possible.

Here are some aspects of your addiction to reflect on when sharing with those who support you:

  • The substance you used
  • Reasons why you used that specific substance, or substances
  • How long you had been using
  • What led to the first time you used drugs
  • Emotions you associate with before, during, and after using
  • Moments when your addiction worsened
  • What led you to seek treatment
  • Emotionally difficult situations from which you’re still recovering
  • Psychological and physical health problems that may have contributed to your addiction
  • Triggers that you fear may lead to relapse
  • Reactions from friends and family members

What is it Like to Talk About Addiction During Rehab in New Jersey?

What should I be talking about in rehab in New Jersey?

After holding all of this information in, you may find that you have an intense emotional response to letting it all out. However, after you have purged much of your emotional burden, you’ll be surrounded by people who care about you and want to see you succeed. To start a healing conversation and begin your journey toward recovery, contact the Discovery Institute today.

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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