When you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, your life is completely centered around obtaining, using, and recovering from your substance of choice. Unfortunately, this can create a ripple effect of consequences for your daily life. Many people in early recovery may struggle with tasks like financial management, job hunting, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At Beach House, we help our residents through extensive life skills training, which equips you with the tools to succeed after treatment.
Life Skills Training Explained
Life skills training may take several forms. At Beach House, we provide group sessions in which individuals learn to improve in many different areas: mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. Our biopsychosocial approach ensures that clients create a healthy, functional lifestyle for themselves after treatment has concluded.
- Financial wellness. This area is of particular importance for those in early recovery. Addiction is an extremely expensive affliction which can create significant debt and financial difficulty. In life skills training, we help clients to manage the costs associated with their past substance use – including legal fees, out-of-pocket medical expenses, and increased insurance rates – and build a plan for future financial responsibility.
- Mental clarity. If a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, their priorities have been significantly impacted by substance use. Often, drinking or drugging is all they can think about. Life skills training restores a sense of focus and balance to one’s inner life.
- Social skills. Many people turn to substance use to facilitate their social life; they may feel that drugs or alcohol lessen their insecurities or anxieties in public settings. In life skills training, clients learn important social and professional communication skills which eliminate the desire to drink or drug to cope with daily life.
- Physical fitness. Substance use can destroy a person’s physical health, resulting in significant weight loss, increased toxins, and malnutrition. At Beach House, we teach our clients to put physical wellbeing at the center of their lives, ensuring that proper nutrition, sleeping habits, and exercise become a high priority in their recovery.
Achieve Your Long-Term Treatment Goals
In our years of experience, we have found that comprehensive life skills training contributes to a higher chance of sustained recovery. At Beach House, you will receive the diverse skill set necessary to hit the one-year mark (and many milestones beyond).
To learn more about our programming, contact Beach House today.