Life Skills / Vocational
Although getting sober is a wonderful experience it can also create tremendous anxiety around the future and what to do next. Patients will meet individually with a vocational therapist who will provide educational and vocational assessments to better assist with vocational and educational planning.
Patients will also attend life skills and vocational groups designed to increase their competency and independence; including budgeting, job search, resume writing, interviewing skills, college preparation or returning to existing careers.
As a part of becoming a functional adult, patients will shop weekly with our staff, prepare their own meals, and eat together as a family. Finally, encouraging self-sufficiency and teamwork, patients will be expected to do their own laundry, chores and any other tasks associated with living together as a community.
One of the things that sets Next Chapter Treatment apart from how other organizations approach the treatment of chemical dependency and substance abuse is the focus we take toward real life barriers to recovery. Our successful treatment program combines individual therapy, group therapy, 12 Step immersion with our vocational/life skills training and counseling.
Many treatment centers tell a patient that they need to “put recovery first” but spend little time actually helping patients with life skill issues that may often be used as a reason or excuse that they are unable to stay clean and sober. Eliminating excuses and replacing them with practical solutions is our goal. We understand that issues such as divorce, child separation, job loss or inability to work, bills, money issues and credit collections, additional health issues and need for education are real life problems that can often exacerbate substance abuse and chemical dependency issues.