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Life Skills Training in Florida Drug Rehab

The Safe Haven Treatment Team believes that life skills training is a critical part of addiction rehabilitation. Specifically, we teach clients what those skills are and help them to learn, practice and develop them. Moreover, addiction interrupts life and helping clients get back on track creates a successful recovery into a rewarding life. For example, our case manager helps with resume writing, job search assistance and coaching. Furthermore, being busy in early addiction recovery is vital, as well as, being organized.

Life Skills Promote:

  • Healthy Coping Mechanisms
  • Skills for Independent Living
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Functional Social Interactions
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Why Life Skills are so Important

According to the American Journal of Epidemiology, 27 percent of people who start taking drugs die within 20 years. At the same time, life skills are essential for maintaining sobriety as well as improving one’s quality of life. These skills include:

  • Maintaining a job
  • Ability to maintain strong friendships
  • Mental health status
  • Physical health status
  • Stable living environment
  • Practical coping tools
  • Improved decision-making skills

A study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs found that alcoholics who develop necessary life skills enhance their quality of life. As such, life skills are important tools on the road towards long-term sobriety.

Learning to Handle Basic Daily Responsibilities

Most addicts have lived their days in a fog, concerned only with being high, finding the next high, and obtaining the money to fund their habit. In this way, they lose touch with how to handle basic daily responsibilities and lose confidence in their adult abilities. In other words, getting clients back on track is of equal importance to getting clean. The two go hand-in-hand.

Routines

Learning to handle finances and money responsibly is a skill that many addicts have completely lost sight of. Financial stability means:

  • Learning how to live within your means
  • Taking care of obligations
  • Using money responsibly

Financial stability also requires the ability to remain gainfully employed. for instance, learning how to find and keep a job is crucial to lasting sobriety. Also, learning to handle finances is a major part of life skills training.

Nutrition and Hygiene

Many addicts let nutrition and hygiene go by the wayside. Because of this, the first steps in Florida drug rehab are light exercise combined with a healthy diet. Moreover, nutrition is an essential life skill for rebuilding bodies and minds damaged by years of addiction. For example, some of these important nutrition skills include:

  • To think about eating habits
  • Shop for food and prepare it

Personal Responsibility for Living Space

The environment we live and spend time in plays a significant role in how we think and feel about ourselves. Critical cleanliness skills include:

  • Learning to clean rooms
  • Organizing belongings
  • Taking responsibility for your living space

Medication Management

Many addicts struggle with mental health disorders that require medication. Having mental health disorders also means the individual is dealing with additional problems beyond addiction. Thus, a mental health problem has to be addressed along with the addiction problem. In the same way, learning how to manage medication safely and responsibly is essential for a healthy lifestyle.

Social Skills

Many addicts are very self-centered and struggle with loneliness. As a result, learning how to interact with others is an important skill. Furthermore, successful recovery usually requires making a new circle of friends and avoiding old friends from active addiction. 

Some important social skills include:

  • Controlling emotions
  • Self-awareness and understanding
  • Learning to engage others in conversation
  • Excellent communication skills

A recovering addict must re-learn how to function in the world. As such, the Florida drug rehab model because it provides a protected environment where the individual can focus entirely on learning these skills.

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