Life Skills Are an Essential Part of Rehab
Life skills education is an important part of South Carolina alcohol and drug rehab. Clients who have been endured addiction for any measurable time have had their lives paused by substance abuse. The have missed out on natural skill building that occurs in young adults. In fact, we bring clients up to speed to help them get back on track. For this reason, we’ll assist you with resume writing, job search and coaching. Staying busy in early sobriety is important and staying organized will give you confidence to find the success you deserve.
Life Skills Support:
- Positive coping strategies
- Time management skills
- Improved interpersonal relationships
Life Skills for Everyday Life
Most people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol endure their days in a fog, concerned only with getting high, finding more drugs, and getting the money to pay for their drugs. They lose touch and have difficulty managing even the most basic daily responsibilities. For instance, managing an individual budget or being able to cook simple meals can feel challenging. This is especially true when a person has been estranged from family for an extended period. In other words, the everyday things that most of us take for granted are difficult skills for those suffering from addiction. This is especially true for young adults who are between 18-25 years old.
Communication / Interpersonal Skills
Most individuals experiencing substance use disorder (SUD) are selfish and isolate away from others. Discovering how to work together with others is essential but often challenging. At the same time, recovery generally requires creating a new social and support network. Some key social skills include:
- Keeping emotions tempered
- Developing self-awareness
- Joining conversations
- Being open-minded
In the new world of recovery, clients must re-learn how to function in the world. BriteLife South Carolina programs provide a safe, supportive environment, but will also challenge you to grow and expand your skill set. In this way, clients can focus on acquiring these skills before returning to their family and career.