Life skills education is an important part of addiction treatment. We teach clients what those skills are and help them get back on track. Aiding clients creates a new foundation of recovery and a healthy, rewarding life. Our case manager helps with resume writing, job search assistance and coaching. Being busy in early addiction recovery is critical and being organized is paramount to success.
Life Skills Promote:
Why Florida Addiction Life Skills Training is Important
Life skills are essential steps on the road towards long-term sobriety.
They are crucial in maintaining sobriety as well as improving one’s quality of life. These skills promote such things as:
Learning to Manage Daily Tasks
Most people in active addiction endure their days in a fog, concerned only with being high, finding the next high, and finding the money to fund their drugs. They lose touch with how to handle basic daily responsibilities and lose interest in doing it.
Creating a Healthy Routine
Creating a healthy routine is the most essential life skill for a recovering addict. Florida addiction treatment centers put recovering addicts in activities that help them follow a daily regimen such as attending meetings, therapy, meals and leisure time. A typical schedule involves waking up at the same time every day and going to bed at a set bedtime. A healthy routine helps a recovering addict to stay grounded and resist the urge to go back to old ways.
Learning to handle money responsibly is a skill that many addicts have completely lost sight of. Financial stability means:
Financial stability also requires the ability to remain gainfully employed. Learning how to become gainfully employed is an important life skill for a sober and healthy life. Learning how to find and keep a job is vital to the early addiction recovery process.
Most addicts let nutrition and hygiene go astray. The first steps of a recovery program are getting clients into light exercise and a healthy diet. Good nutrition is an essential life skill for rebuilding bodies and minds damaged by years of addiction. Our Place Recovery employs a dietitian who teaches recovering addicts the difference between healthy and poor food choices. Important nutrition skills include:
Many addicts struggle with mental health disorders that require medication. Having mental health disorders also means that the individual is dealing with additional problems beyond substance abuse. A mental health problem must be addressed along with the addiction problem as the two problems are often interrelated. Substance abuse is a common form of self-medicating. Learning how to manage medication safely and responsibly is essential for a healthy lifestyle.
Most in active addiction are self-centered and struggle with loneliness. Learning how to interact properly with others is an important but often difficult process. Successful recovery usually requires making a new group of friends and avoiding old friends that the addict used to drink or do drugs with. Some important social skills include:
A recovering addict must re-learn how to function in the world. Our Florida addiction treatment program provides a protected, supportive environment where the client can focus entirely on learning these skills before attempting to reclaim their place in their home community.