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Life Skills Beyond Addiction Treatment

young man in the process of cleaning his apartment as part of using life skills beyond addiction treatment

For many who fall victim to addiction, they are truly starting over after they leave an addiction treatment program. This is why life skills are a critical part of addiction treatment. Life skill training is especially beneficial for young people with little life experience before falling victim to addiction and entering rehab. Being able to reenter society and everyday life with as many tools as possible to live a productive life is extremely important for lifelong sobriety and less risk of relapse down the road.  

For more information on a Texas life skills training program and the benefits of life skills after addiction treatment, contact the team at The Arbor. Call 844.413.2690 today to see how life skills can prepare you for lifelong sobriety. 

Life Skills After Addiction Treatment 

Life skills programs should be one of a variety of therapeutic modalities utilized as part of a holistic treatment experience for a substance use disorder. A customized treatment plan with various therapies that address each individual’s unique needs is one of the greatest advantages of enrolling in a structured substance use disorder treatment program through a rehab facility.   

Many people take life skills for granted, but when addiction has taken over a person’s life, tasks like paying bills and applying for a job or an apartment can be huge milestones. Life skills training alongside other programs and services at an addiction treatment facility helps ensure that clients have all the skills they need to lead full and productive lives once they leave treatment. 

Life Skills Training 

The reality is that many people who have battled addiction have completely ignored everything else in their lives. Life skills training can help people relearn skills they have not used in a long time or help them learn them for the first time. For young people who are recovering from a substance use disorder, they may have never learned some very crucial life skills.  

Life skills can include: 

  • Personal hygiene 
  • Stress management 
  • How to job search 
  • Financial management 
  • Time management 
  • Healthy decision-making 
  • How to better communicate 
  • Building healthy relationships 

By learning and reinforcing skills like these, clients are better prepared to function in daily life following treatment. Whether you are reentering your adult life or building a sober life from scratch, life skills are imperative. 

A life skills program aims for clients to live a healthy and prosperous life, free of substances. Skills learned can be taught in many formats, such as workshops, lectures, and one-on-one work with therapeutic professionals. Another important benefit of life skills training is that it can reduce the risk of relapse. Having success in life directly translates to success in your sobriety.  

Contact The Arbor Today to Learn More About Life Skills After Recovery 

A life skills training program is a great way to show those going through rehab how they will be able to thrive in their life following rehab. Life skills training will arm them with essential skills they may have missed out on learning because of their addiction.  

Returning to work, school, family, and more can seem overwhelming to someone who has just completed a substance use disorder treatment program. A life skills training program can better prepare them for reentering society and being successful in their lifelong sobriety. 

Life skills training is only one of many alternative therapies offered at The Arbor. We also offer: 

  • Equine therapy  
  • Art therapy 
  • Eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) 
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • Relapse prevention 

Call The Arbor Behavioral Healthcare today at 844.413.2690 or find us online for more information on life skills beyond addiction treatment. Our treatment team has extensive experience with life skills training and other therapies.