Mentoring and Life skills

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Our goal here at The Sober Living is to empower you or your loved one with the right skills, advice, and tools that you need to stay sober. We understand that addiction can affect all the aspects of your life—even the slightest things that other people take for granted.

At The Sober living, we prioritize the importance of addressing all our patients according to their unique needs. This means helping them get to a place where they can live independently inside and outside any of our facilities. And, since drug and substance abuse can prevent you or your loved one from learning and practicing the skills you need to have a normal life, we aim to help you or your loved one develop the practical skills you need to maintain sobriety after your treatment. Also, we ensure that you have whatever you need to be productive and successful after you complete your treatment program.

Since you or your loved one will need to relocate after completing your program, you will need the right guidance and skills to help you adapt to the new changes and learn how to create a schedule for yourself. To achieve this, we have developed a monitoring and life skills program—designed specifically for your unique needs. We’ve seen some people requiring mentorship and accountability partners to help them learn how to live independently. This is why we assign mentors to all our clients once they complete their treatment program to ensure accountability and full support.

Our mentoring and life skills program was established to help you or your loved one transition from a supervised and structured setting into independent living. Research has found that support is one of the most essential components of a successful recovery and a healthier and more meaningful life. That’s why we work with all our clients to have a customized approach towards continued wellness and meet their specific needs. This happens through regular supervision meetings, training courses, and constant communication between our mentors and clients.

How are mentoring and

Life skills used in addiction treatment ?

At The Sober Living, we believe that basic life skills and mentoring are vital to a successful recovery because we understand the importance of healthy coping with the daily stressors in life. The ability to balance your responsibilities healthily is all about finding the right balance in life—and this can go a long way in providing you or your loved one with the consistency and structure needed for sustainable recovery.

Thus, we’ve made it our priority to ensure that all our clients get the right tools and mentoring they need to live independently after completing their treatment program—without turning back to drug and alcohol abuse.

Also, it’s important to note that we help our clients develop the skills they need to recover, like trigger avoidance and coping mechanisms—which play an important role in your life after completing your treatment.

Our mentoring and life skills program can help you learn the following:
  • Household chores – we will teach you adult responsibilities like cooking, doing laundry, and grocery shopping—this will help you learn how to take care of yourself and live independently. This also gives you a sense of responsibility, and when you complete your tasks, you get that sense of achievement.
  • Professional skills – we help all our clients find employment by teaching them resume building and practicing interview skills. Also, we support them after being employed and teach them how to manage their finances.
  • Coping mechanisms – it’s important to learn how to deal with the challenges you come across every day—this can help you resist returning to drug and alcohol abuse to run away from these challenges. This is why we will teach you or your loved ones on healthy coping mechanisms.
  • Relapse prevention – this is one of the most important life skills you or your loved one should learn before completing your treatment program. At The Sober Living, we help our clients deal with the root causes of their addiction problem and learn how to cope with these challenges in a healthy way free of substances.
  • Boundary setting – we teach our clients how to communicate clearly to cope with stressful social situations. This is meant to help them set healthy boundaries and relationships with family, friends, workmates, and other people in recovery.
  • Goal setting – by setting personal goals, you learn how to hold yourself accountable. Drug and substance abuse can leave you feeling lost and hopeless—so setting and achieving goals can help you feel confident and productive.
  • Trigger avoidance – avoiding people, things, places, and other situations associated with your past addiction is important for relapse prevention. Exposing yourself to these reminders can cause cravings, even when you’ve stayed sober for months. Thus, our mentoring and life skills program will teach you and your loved one how to identify and avoid relapse triggers.
  • Self-care – learning how to take care of yourself is important for your well-being. This program should teach you important self-care skills like personal hygiene, exercising regularly, setting sleep schedule, and eating healthy—this is designed to ensure that you feel good about yourself both mentally and physically.
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