Life Skills Education in Florida Drug & Alcohol Rehab
Life skills education is an important part of addiction treatment and Florida drug rehab. In fact, we teach clients skills to help them get back on track after being interrupted by active addiction. For this reason, we’ll help 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:
- Healthy coping strategies
- Time management
- Improved interpersonal relationships
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Life Skills For Managing Everyday Life
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. For example, managing a personal budget or simple cooking techniques can become difficult. This is especially true when the person has been estranged from family support for a long period of time. In other words, the routine things many take for granted are unlearned skills for those abusing drugs or alcohol for a long time.
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. Activities include 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 stay grounded and resist the urge to go back to old ways.
Many addicts struggle with mental health disorders that require medication. Having a mental health disorder means the individual is dealing with additional problems beyond substance abuse. Any mental health problems must be addressed along with addiction. The two problems are often interrelated. For example, substance abuse is often a form of self-medicating. Learning how to manage medication safely and responsibly is essential for a healthy lifestyle.
Communication / Interpersonal Skills
Most in active addiction are self-centered and struggle with loneliness. Learning how to interact properly with others is important but often difficult. Successful recovery usually requires making a new group of friends. Avoiding situations and friends that the addict used to abuse substances with can assist in recovery. Some important social skills include:
- Maintaining emotional balance
- Self-awareness and understanding
- Engaging others in conversation
- Increased communication skills
A recovering addict must re-learn how to function in the world. Our Florida addiction treatment program provides a protective, supportive environment. Here, clients can focus on learning these skills (at their own pace) before attempting to reclaim their place in their home community.