At Beach House Center for Recovery, we offer effective life skills training options to help patients successfully transition to independent living. Our team of compassionate psychiatric providers, addiction specialists, and mental health clinicians offer full support and guidance for people seeking freedom from substance use disorders.

Substance use disorders can erode many of the basic social and personal skills we need to perform tasks effectively. When we have lost time, money, goodwill, and loved ones after years of substance misuse, we need to learn and sometimes re-learn many skills necessary to maintain employment and manage our basic daily obligations.

What is life skills training?

The World Health Organization identifies six key life skills areas:

  • Creative thinking
  • Decision making
  • Emotional regulation (coping with stress)
  • Empathy
  • Interpersonal relationship skills
  • Self-awareness

We develop the above qualities over time in childhood, during our school years, and while employed. These skills help us maintain basic efficiency, develop intellectual curiosity, and allow us to interact with others compassionately and successfully.

Unfortunately, substance misuse can cause the above skills to deteriorate over time. Pursuing substances can cause legal woes, financial distress, family burnout, job loss, and other personal crises that make managing a stable home difficult. Moreover, neurological damage from long-term substance dependency (and unmanaged mental illness, in many cases) can make maintaining focus or managing impulses challenging.

The team at Beach House Center for Recovery provides a life skills treatment center designed to teach patients on their recovery journeys to perform tasks related to living independently.

We provide extensive life skills training using a multidimensional approach that addresses the difficulties of managing daily obligations. Not only do we provide a therapeutic foundation that helps patients manage emotional triggers, but we also offer group sessions that provide extensive guidance in the following areas:

  • Financial Wellness: Management of finances is an especially important skill for people in recovery. Because substance use disorder is an extremely costly disease, it is easy to incur substantial debt, including medical debt, legal fees, penalties for missed payments, and increases in insurance premiums. We offer support in personal financial management, helping patients create a solid plan for the management of finances after inpatient treatment.
  • Physical Wellness: Substance misuse can cause significant physical damage, often resulting in a deterioration in cardiovascular health, malnutrition, accelerated aging, and other physical ailments. We help patients prioritize their physical health through nutritional guidance, physical fitness courses, mindful meditation, and much more.
  • Social Wellness: Substance misuse frequently coincides with professional or personal social interaction. People with social anxieties often use alcohol or drugs to make social settings more comfortable. One of the goals of life skills training is to remove the inclination to drink or take drugs to cope with social participation. Additionally, we provide courses and group sessions that help patients cultivate the social skills necessary to navigate job interviews, meet new people, build professional networks, and maintain family relationships.

Life skills training empowers patients with the basic skills and tools necessary for life after substance misuse rehabilitation. Having a firm grasp of important life skills will help you manage your sobriety effectively and rebuild your life once you have completed inpatient recovery.

Beach House Center for Recovery: One of Florida’s Leading Recovery Programs

Beach House Center for Recovery provides holistic life skills training that helps patients manage substance use disorders effectively for the long term. For more information about our continuum of care, please contact our compassionate admissions counselors today.