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Sober Living in NJ | How Keeping a Journal Can Help Your Recovery

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD By February 16, 2018
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Rehab is a new and unique experience for everyone who enters. You go through different emotions, learn what it is to go through withdrawal, and meet individuals going through the same thing and are there to support you. However, that can all become overwhelming. That’s why so many recovering addicts find journaling beneficial. Keep reading to learn how writing it all down can move you toward sober living in NJ:

Make Sense of Your Emotions

During and after detox, you will go through a rollercoaster of emotions. And, many times you will find yourself at a loss for words. Writing down that experience – how it makes you feel mentally and physically – can help you come to terms with what is going on. And, it can help you express yourself better during therapy.

Stay Mindful of Daily Life

Because rehab can be so overwhelming at times, daily life may seem like it can swallow you up. Journaling can keep you focused. It gives you personal time to process and keep your eyes on what the future holds. Staying mindful of your mind and body on a daily, or near-daily, basis can make the big picture seem much more attainable.

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Track Your Progress

You are going to change so much as a person while you go through the rehab process. Being able to go back and see how far you’ve come can be a great reminder of your evolution. So, don’t be too shy to put it all down.

Is Sober Living in NJ a Goal of Yours?

No matter where you are in your journey to sober living in NJ, the Discovery Insitute can guide you to success. So, contact us today to learn more about our detox and rehabilitation programs.

Article Reviewed 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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