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Sober Living in NJ | How Can I Motivate Myself to Stay Sober in Public?

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD By December 21, 2017
How can I cope in public during sober living in NJ?

Sober living in NJ can be difficult with life happening all around you. Especially in early recovery, practicing coping skills while in the midst of others can be particularly challenging. Although, there are some ways you can deal with feelings, temptations, and triggers in public. Take a look at the following items and see which can help you stay inspired to remain sober.

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A Journal – A great way to make sense of your feelings and understand why you feel the way you do is writing about it. Taking a moment to sit down and write whatever comes to mind is therapeutic and can be extremely helpful with maintaining sobriety. Better yet, this is something that can be done anywhere – on a train, at a coffee shop, even out with friends. Bringing along a pocket journal and pen wherever you go can calm you and help you learn from triggers and other feelings. Reflecting on positive past entries can also help you to stay motivated for recovery.

What can I do in public to help with sober living in NJ?

The Book – Whether you take comfort in the AA or NA big book, the Bible, or another book that inspires you, try bringing it along out into the word for added comfort and encouragement for your sobriety. Highlighting and marking it up with notes can also help to remind you of why you choose to be sober.

Pinterest – Books can be bulky and somewhat of a burden to keep on hand sometimes. However, if there is anything this digital age offers us, it’s convenience. Pinterest is a great platform for collecting quotes, images, stories, and more that inspire you. Use this as a way to calm yourself and reflect. Making a “recovery” board and filling it with motivational content gives you a way to remind yourself of what is important to you at a moment’s notice on any mobile device.

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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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