Has your daily life been impacted negatively by substance abuse? Do you find yourself neglecting to eat healthily and keep fit as a result of alcohol addiction? If so, you may be wondering how you can get back on your feet after treatment. Life skills therapy offers a bridge between completing treatment and returning to life in the outside world.
At Spark To Recovery, we offer specially curated life skills therapy for patients who need help reestablishing their lives after completing treatment.
Life skills therapy aims to equip a person with skills they will need to live their lives independently and in a fulfilling manner. This can include budget balancing, exercising, maintaining a balanced diet, cleaning, interpersonal communication and more. Of course, if a person is already familiar with how to cook and clean, they will not need to be taught these skills. However, it is possible that over the course of addiction, a person has lost the desire to engage in these tasks and as a result, critical knowledge they need to perform it. Life skills therapy takes into account the needs of each individual to cater a program that will help them gain the abilities they need to function in the outside world.
Unfortunately, malnutrition is a common health problem caused by addiction. Patients neglect to eat healthy meals in favor of obtaining more of the abused substance. In addition, much of their socialization experiences would have revolved around the substance, both in obtaining more and being surrounded by others who abuse. As a result, they may have relied on the substance as a social tool and struggle to socialize without it.
Life skills therapy comes with the following benefits for recovering addicts:
Has your body suffered the physical consequences of substance abuse? Have your personal relationships deteriorated as a result of your addiction? If so, you may need help relearning certain key life skills and healthy communication styles that will enable you to lead a fulfilling life. The outcome of life skills therapy is often similar to that of cognitive behavioral therapy in that both focuses on helping patients adopt healthy behaviors to keep addiction at bay. Recovering addicts should consult with their physicians or psychotherapists to determine a life skills therapy program that will work for them.
At Spark To Recovery, we do not just aim to wean our clients off the substance, but to ensure they are able to live independent, fulfilling lives after treatment. To this end, we provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can receive the treatment and therapy they need to break out of chemical dependence.
For more information about life skills therapy services, feel free to contact Spark To Recovery today. You can call (888) 915-1103 to schedule a consultation with us.