Chemical dependency stunts your personal development. Therefore, social, life, and coping skills deteriorate. Because AspenRidge Recovery therapists recognize that healing must address these issues, we added a life skills training program. How could it help you prepare for a return home?
A Full Continuum of Care
Recovery begins with a brief stay at an alcohol or drug detox center. It empowers you to break the physical dependency. After about a week, you transition to the rehab portion of treatment. For example, care options include:
- 12 Step meetings for peer accountability, encouragement, and relapse prevention
- Dual diagnosis treatment that provides assistance with managing depression or anxiety
- Family systems participation that allows loved ones to heal and gain trust in your recovery plans
- Life skills training program, which emphasizes hands-on training for a return home
- Rehab aftercare program that sees you through the transition from clinical care to home and work
Life Skills Training Program Becomes Essential for Long-Term Recovery
Consider that addiction becomes a full-time pursuit. Everything else goes by the wayside. Even though you were previously a mature person who went to school or work, the drug caused regression. Therefore, your single-minded focus now became a drug.
Almost everyone lost his or her drive to excel in life. Many let themselves go, and personal hygiene no longer mattered. Maybe you lost a relationship, jobs, and income. Some may have teetered on the edge of homelessness.
As you recover, it’s essential to regain life skills as well as sobriety. You relearn basic self-care skills that involve hygiene and healthy food choices. You work on budgeting skills and time management. Besides that, you schedule your day to prevent the lulls that lead to boredom and possible relapse.
Some AspenRidge Recovery participants require assistance with managing households and families. During family therapy, it’s possible to address some of these issues. Most importantly, you learn how to write or update your resume and present yourself at an interview. You practice how to account for gaps in the work history or the loss of prior employment.
An important aspect of life skills training is also emotional self-care. Far too few men and women who fell victim to substance abuse know how to do that. It involves setting boundaries, managing expectations, and finding ways to recharge. Failure to learn these life skills can result in tremendous stress that eventually becomes a relapse trigger.
Like Skills Development
You can regain many of these skills as part of the extended care addiction treatment program. Besides that, some you pick up hands-on. That’s why AspenRidge Recovery incorporates team-building exercises and day trips in its core curriculum. Other opportunities include game nights, visits to sporting events, day trips, and similar outings.
You practice living sober and interacting this way with others while therapists support your efforts. Similarly, you work in groups to role-play and talk through thorny issues. By receiving and giving peer input, you redevelop some of the life skills that stalled.
Enter Rehab Today to Benefit from Expert Care
Picking up new life skills alone isn’t sufficient to help you break out of the addiction cycle. It requires participation in a full continuum of care. Most importantly, you benefit from the personalization of care. Therapists work with you to put together meaningful treatments.
Contact AspenRidge Recovery therapists today to find out more about the life skills training program that could make a difference. At that time, an intake specialist offers to do an insurance verification that provides you with must-have details. Call 866-977-8625 to schedule an appointment now.