Addiction affects all aspects of a person’s life. An individual suffering with addiction becomes less productive at work or school, relationships with loved ones are broken, and finances are spent on drugs or alcohol. Learning life skills in treatment shows a person that he or she needs to be responsible for their own lives. It teaches how to handle daily activities and adapt to situations without drugs or alcohol.
Life skills coaching helps a person avoid relapse after treatment, build community support for recovery, or work on life goals not related to addiction such as relationships, work, or education. It is designed to focus on improving present life and reaching future goals.
While actively using substances, the brain becomes dependent on drugs or alcohol to function. Learning life skills in treatment allows the brain to adjust to functioning normally without substance control. For an easier transition to sober living, a person needs to learn how to take care of his or herself physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Learning life skills will show a person how to cultivate and maintain meaningful, sober relationships. Life skills counseling also teaches a person how to cope with emotions in recovery without using drugs or alcohol. Some ways to relieve stress are reading, watching a movie, listening to music, or going for a walk. Writing in a journal helps to keep track of sobriety while allowing a person to reflect on ways he or she stayed sober in stressful situations.
With life skills coaching, people learn how to seek and maintain active employment that is fulfilling. Addiction affects priorities, responsibilities, and precedence over relationships, finances, and work or school. Life skills training teaches a person how to become financially responsible and create life plans to help achieve goals.
Maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly keeps a person’s mind clear and body healthy with proper nutrition and physical activities. Life skills coaching will help an individual with educational, career, and financial goal setting.
Drugs and alcohol are not required to cope, have fun, or live a happy life. If you or a loved one suffers with addiction, get help today. Nexus Recovery Services offers life skills counseling and holistic addiction therapy.
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, get help today. Nexus Recovery Services specializes in addiction treatment and encompasses holistic therapy for the mind, body, and soul with a focus on staying active and connected to nature. Our mission is to provide tools and support for every client’s seamless transition into a meaningful and fulfilling life of sobriety. We offer a free and confidential consultation. Call us to get started: 310-881-9151