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When someone becomes addicted to a substance, their live increasingly revolves around three things:
- Getting the drugs
- Using the drugs
- Recovering from using the drugs
The recovery usually includes cravings, and this starts the whole cycle all over again. And, the more the addict becomes trapped in that cycle, the more they neglect real life. Money is used for drugs instead of bill payments and groceries.
Absenteeism and work performance become an issue. Friends and family members are neglected. Personal hygiene and grooming go by the wayside.
Part of rehab involves relearning how to perform these essential functions of life. This is done very effectively through workshops and education sessions.
Understanding The Causes Of Addiction
Participants learn what triggers often lead to substance abuse, and what warning signs they should look out for once they leave rehab, so they can avoid relapse. This may include information for family members and close friends.
One of the biggest causes of relapse is the addict’s inability to cope with stressful situations. This is one of the by-products of being in an inpatient addiction treatment program.
Since, you are removed from the outside world, you don’t have to deal with the pressures of everyday life. Our stress management classes will teach you techniques to deal with stress without feeling the need to use drugs or alcohol.
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This is closely related to stress management. Mostly, stressful situations often arise as a result of there not being enough time to get things done. During your stay in rehab, your time is mapped out for you.
Everything about your day is planned, from the time you wake up and go to bed to your mealtimes, therapy appointments, and recreational time. Time management classes will give you the tools to plan your days and fill your time with productive activities when you return to your real life.
When your time in our facility comes to an end and you return home, you will have some big decisions to make. Whether you are returning to an existing job after a leave of absence or starting for a new job, you will need to set some goals so that you can continue to grow and learn.
Sometimes goal-setting means striking a balance between shooting for your dreams and aiming for what is attainable. We will go through the process of setting goals that are challenging, but that you can accomplish. These skills can be useful in all areas of your life.
Even if you are highly accomplished in the skills that you have been employed for, you may have quite simply forgotten how to function in the workplace. Your period of active addiction plus your time in rehab may result in you feeling distanced when you return to work.
You could well be in a position of having to rebuild damaged work relationships while you re-learn elements of your job and adjust to some changes that may have taken place during your absence. Going into this with some basic workplace skills can help immensely, and give you the confidence to walk back in on your first day with your head held high.
If you are going to be entering the job search market, the job coaching will help you launch your search with confidence. We will go over how to put together a resume and cover letter, and teach you some solid interview skills.
One of the difficult things about addiction is that it is very isolating. People who are addicted tend to withdraw from others and seek out their own company. As a result, when you leave rehab, you may be a little fearful about the idea of trusting people.
Team building exercises are great way for you to learn how to rebuild trust, and also inspire others to trust you. Other benefits of team building are that you can improve communication skills, learn how to resolve conflicts and overcome obstacles, and simply allow yourself to have fun. The ability to enjoy yourself is often underestimated, but it is important.
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Transitional Help For Loved Ones & Peers
It is not only the addict who needs help learning how to cope with life after rehab. Addiction has impact that go far beyond the addicted person. Family members and close friends may themselves have been damaged by the addict’s behaviour during the period of active addiction. Spousal relationships may have fallen apart. Co-workers and managers may not know how to transition the recovering addict back into the workplace.
We may occasionally offer workshops and educational sessions that deal with topics such as:
- What it means to enable an addict, and how to help without enabling
- Ways to support a recovering addict after rehab
- Putting together a return-to-work plan for employees who are completing rehab
- Understanding addiction and reducing stigmas
- How to talk to your children about addiction
Some of these workshops are available to addicts and family members during the rehab phase of recovery. Others are a part of our comprehensive aftercare program. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence to show that recovering addicts who participate in education sessions and workshops are better able to adjust to life outside of rehab. Therefore, they have significantly higher chances of achieving lasting sobriety.
For information about our education sessions and workshops, or about any aspect of our addiction treatment and rehab programs, call us today: (855) 929-4045