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two people in a life skills training program smileLife skills training is one of the many addiction therapy programs that can help a person achieve lifelong recovery. It can help to enhance the person’s understanding of their addiction and allow them to develop a more positive sense of self.

If you or a loved one would like to know more about BRC Healthcare’s addiction therapy programs, contact us at 888.559.2036 today. We provide various life skills training for addiction recovery to help individuals develop the tools and resources needed to manage their addiction and live healthier, more productive lives.

What Is Life Skills Training?

Life skills training teaches individuals new ways to cope with:

  • Difficult emotions
  • Manage stress
  • Set goals
  • Build relationships
  • Make healthy decisions

In addition to providing insight into the nature of addiction, life skills training teaches individuals how to manage cravings, identify triggers, and develop strategies for avoiding relapse. By learning life skills such as communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and self-care techniques, people in recovery can gain the confidence to stay away from alcohol or other drugs and lead healthier lives.

Some of the life skills training techniques used in our program include:

  • Creating healthy habits – We focus on building strong, positive habits that will inspire individuals to take ownership of their recovery.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – This type of therapy encourages individuals to challenge their negative beliefs and develop new ways of thinking.
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) – DBT focuses on helping individuals learn how to regulate emotions, reduce stress, and be mindful of the moment.
  • Skills development – We help clients to develop important skills such as communication, assertiveness, and problem-solving.

Life skills training is often used in conjunction with other addiction therapy programs, such as 12-step meetings and individual counseling.

Goal Setting and Accountability

Being accountable for our actions is a critical component of growth. Setting and achieving attainable goals requires discipline. Our life skills program helps clients understand the importance of this concept. Clients adhere to a daily schedule, participate in household chores, help prepare meals and hold one another accountable. Our goal is to help clients adopt healthy habits through hard work so they will be ready to progress into the next phase of recovery.

Clients learn about:

  • Why it is so important to recreate their lives using goals and intent
  • How to be organized and stay focused
  • Understanding time management so stress does not overwhelm them
  • How attitudes and beliefs about work and career can improve
  • Being assertive

People in recovery frequently struggle with their finances, and by the time they come into recovery, they may have acquired sizable debt, bad credit, and legal problems. We can help with financial planning and budgeting, teaching them to live independently.

Many of our clients have severely damaged their personal relationships due to their substance use.
We work with clients, their families, and their partners to:

  • Understand the importance of a healthy support system
  • Deconstruct enabling behaviors and replace them with healthier ones
  • Identify and eliminate the unrealistic expectations we place on the people in our lives

Our life skills program helps individuals achieve long-term recovery by teaching them the tools they need to manage their addiction and build healthier lives.

Develop Skills for a Successful Future at BRC Healthcare

Learning life skills for addiction recovery is a crucial part of the addiction treatment process. Our life skills program provides individuals with the resources and strategies needed to rebuild their lives and stay away from drugs or alcohol for life.

If you or a loved one are looking for an addiction treatment center that can help you develop meaningful life skills, BRC Healthcare is here to help. Contact us today at 888.559.2036 to learn more about our life skills training. We aim to equip all our clients with the tools they need to have the future they deserve.