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Life Skills Development

A comprehensive life skills program in addiction treatment is key to developing healthy habits. The tools in a life skills program help with accomplishing goals and living up to our full potential. Learning life skills is a significant accomplishment that will assist people in life after treatment. At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, our patients can work on the skills they need to get the most out of their recovery. Our life skills development program helps them be better prepared for job interviews, sober living, housing, and every aspect of life outside of treatment. Find out more information about life skills development and all of our addiction therapy programs in Florida from our team today by filling out our online form or calling us at 866-308-2090.

Skills We Teach in our Life Skills Program

As part of life skills development at Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we incorporate relapse prevention programs and other evidence-based programs designed to promote cognitive skills critical for sustained recovery. Problem-solving techniques that can help patients manage stressful situations better, and technical assistance to help young people find a qualifying job when they’re ready.

Independent Living Skills

People who have battled with addiction struggle with activities of independent daily living. These activities can range include:

  • Cooking
  • Maintaining employment
  • Cleaning
  • Routine grooming

During treatment, our clinical team will work on teaching and incorporating various independent living skills such as maintaining a daily schedule, supporting personal hygiene, food preparation, and nutrition skills.

Emotional Regulation

Emotional regulation is about identifying, managing, and responding to emotions to allow individuals to use their feelings in a healthy capacity. This strategy incorporates fundamental tools from mindfulness, which assists in understanding and being in tune with what you are feeling inside.

Vocational Development Services

While in treatment, your loved one will receive vocational development services. These skills are integrated into treatment programming to help the patient prepare for, secure, and sustain employment.

Vocational development services that we provide include:

  • Personalized case management
  • Individual program plan
  • Employability skills
  • Resume building
  • Interview skills
  • Mock interviews
  • Email creation
  • Basic technology tutoring

Social Skills

Many people have turned to drugs and alcohol to deal with most social interactions to overcome their anxiety or feel more comfortable in their skin. These beliefs need reframing, and the person needs to understand how these ideas about themselves are more harmful than beneficial.

During treatment, our patients learn how to identify social connections they can rely on for support and what social cues trigger a potential relapse. The goal is to enable them to trust themselves more and gain healthy relationships.

Medication Management

Because we are a dual diagnosis drug and alcohol treatment center, many of the patients in our care have some form of a mental health diagnosis or co-occurring disorder. The medical staff prescribes certain psychotropic medications for these individuals for symptom management purposes. Mental health is critical, and understanding medication compliance and safety is crucial for long-term sobriety and overall well-being. We provide the right environment for the patient to learn these skills while in addiction treatment.

Developmental Therapy

The first test of life skills that a person encounters while in addiction treatment begins when they take charge of themselves for the first time. We explore necessary everyday skills such as doing their laundry, taking care of their hygiene, presenting with a clean appearance, goal setting, cleaning their living space, and nutrition skills such as grocery shopping and food preparation.

By learning new skills, we can increase our patient’s understanding of the community around them and prepare each to live a more fulfilling life. The goal should always be to find new and appropriate ways to cope with the challenges that lie ahead.

Benefits of our Life Skills Program

There are many benefits of life skills development as part of treatment at Lighthouse Recovery Institute. Patients in our life skills development program in Boynton Beach, FL, experience benefits such as:

  • Improved communication and social skills
  • Greater independence
  • Enhanced ability to cope with stress and manage emotions
  • Improved problem-solving skills
  • Increased self-esteem and confidence
  • Greater motivation to achieve goals

Each patient’s experience in our life skills development program is unique, but all patients can expect to see significant improvements in their overall wellbeing. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, contact Lighthouse Recovery Institute today to learn more about our life skills development program and how it can help you on the road to recovery.-

Prepare for a Fulfilling Life After Treatment

Our Lighthouse Recovery Institute center in Boynton Beach, Florida, provides comprehensive care for addiction treatment. Our team also recognizes that people struggling with addiction might need life skills development as part of their treatment plan. If you or a loved one might benefit from life skills development during recovery, we are ready to help. Learn more when you contact Lighthouse Recovery Institute today by completing our online form or calling 866-308-2090.
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