When you hear someone talk about life skills, you may not think it’s something you can benefit from as an adult. But when it comes to developing the right skills and tools following treatment for a substance use disorder, life skills training is imperative to avoid falling victim to the triggers that led to addiction in the first place. Depending on your individual experience and needs, the skills you need to work on to successfully lead a healthy life – free of drugs and alcohol – can differ greatly. Life skills can be applied to both your professional and personal life.
Once you seek treatment for a substance use disorder, a clinical team will assess your needs and help you determine what life skills training can help you live your best life post-treatment and into recovery. Palo Verde Wellness offers life skills training as part of its suite of addiction therapy services in Palm Springs, California. Contact us at 760.209.6683 to learn more.
What Is Life Skills Training?
Addiction can cause many adults to lose many life skills they may have developed when they lived a healthy, sober life. For some, their addiction took hold early on, and they never developed the skills to live a productive day-to-day life. This is why a life skills training program is so important as part of treatment for a substance use disorder. Addiction is a lifestyle all its own that is riddled with making bad choices and living in the most unhealthy way. Those affected are only concerned with finding their next high and not how it will affect their physical or mental health.
A life skills training program can include the following:
- A focus on good personal hygiene
- Nutritious education and counseling
- Social skills and better communication
- Stress management tools
- Tools to help transition back to day-to-day life
- Creating a strong support network
Working with each individual on skills they are missing so that they can achieve the goal of lifelong sobriety is an incredible opportunity. The clinical team at Palo Verde Wellness works hard to provide each person the opportunity to live the best life they can in a safe and supervised treatment space where they can practice these life skills and be confident in their recovery journey.
Life Skills Training at Palo Verde Wellness
Things like self-care, money, nutrition, personal hygiene, and employment take a back seat when addiction takes hold of one’s life. It can take time and dedicated training to regain these necessary life skills. Many suffering from a substance use disorder who seek treatment do not even realize the skills they need to rebuild until they are in recovery. Daily life can be challenging on its own, but layering in dealing with addiction makes it even more of a challenge.
The life skills training program at Palo Verde Wellness is focused on the following:
- Financial management
Contact Palo Verde Wellness to Learn More About Life Skills Training and Addiction Treatment in Palm Springs
Addiction affects every part of a person’s life. It takes hold and disrupts whatever sense of normalcy they may have had in their day to day. Getting back to a productive and healthy lifestyle is not easy and can require learning new life skills or relearning skills. The life skills training program at Palo Verde Wellness is a smart complement to traditional addiction treatment programs. Taking a more holistic approach to treating substance use disorders ensures a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health is intact as they continue the recovery experience after leaving a treatment facility.