What Do You Learn in a Life Skills Program?
Our life skills program assists those who are struggling with developing or maintaining life skills that are critical to their daily lives and interactions.
Among the skills that we focus on include:
- Ability to maintain relationships
- Maintaining employment
- Staying physically and psychologically healthy/fit
- Using effective coping skills
- Improved decision-making
- Finding a safe and appropriate residence
For an individual recovering from an addiction, implementing these skills their lives can be overwhelming. Among the most common life skills with which those in recovery struggle include some of the most basic, daily responsibilities, such as the following:
Setting a Schedule
When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, he or she is probably unconcerned about adhering to a set schedule – instead, days and nights more likely structured around drug or alcohol use. So, as a person gets sober, he or she may not know how to develop or effectively execute a daily schedule.
Our program can help these individuals learn how to make a set schedule, however, such as waking up and going to sleep at appointed times and incorporating activities such as exercising and hobbies into his or her routine.
Maintaining Good Health
Personal hygiene is among the first things to be neglected by someone who has developed an addiction. In addition, a person is more likely to eat poorly when using addictive substances, and this may adversely affect their physical health. During recovery, an individual can learn how to employ and maintain healthy hygiene and diet practices into their everyday life while also appreciating the benefits of doing so.
Attending to Responsibilities
Addiction can cause those suffering to become very consumed with themselves and their needs. As a result, many responsibilities that he or she once had are often neglected or deprioritized due to addiction. Being sober, however, can help individuals understand the importance of upholding responsibilities, such as taking out the trash, doing the dishes, and meeting work or school deadlines.
Harmony Treatment and Wellness Center works to educate clients and their families so that they can have a stronger understanding of addiction and recovery.
One of the most critical education workshops usually offered in addiction treatment is one that identifies and discusses addiction as a disease. During this workshop, those who are in recovery from addiction can learn why they engage in the behavior that they do, the factors that are propelling their addiction, and how they can better manage it. When families visit, they can also participate in this workshop as it is beneficial for everyone who is impacted by addiction.
Other educational workshops focus on dual diagnosis, family dynamics, and 12-step programs. Through these applications, our clients will learn how to move forward in their recovery and can also educate themselves on the condition/disease that has tormented their lives for so long.
Getting Professional Help at Our Life Skills Program
Living with an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be extremely painful and lonely. At our center, we understand how dramatically it can impact you and your loved ones, and how it can cause your life to evolve into something that you barely recognize.
For this reason, we aim to go above and beyond to help you ones get back on the right track. By providing life skills and education workshops in addition to several different therapeutic approaches, we are able to help you finally leave your addiction in the past where it belongs.
If you are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, please do not allow one more day to go by without seeking help. We can give you that second chance at life that you deserve – contact us today and start on the path to changing your life for the better.
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As a member of the Harmony Recovery Group family of treatment programs, we are able to work with many private insurance plans.
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