woman cooking after having life skills trainingOne of the things most affected by drug addiction is the development of life skills. Often, patients realize that they have forgotten or not developed skills that are necessary for day-to-day success. At Gateway Foundation Caseyville, we include life skills training as part of our addiction therapy services.

At Caseyville, we believe in holistic addiction medicine, so we design treatment to heal your body, mind, and spirit. While our traditional therapy services focus on overcoming addiction, our life skills training goes further. We help you get the skills that focus on real life. These include life planning, organization, job seeking and communication skills and developing healthy habits. As you work on recovery in a safe space, you also grow more confident and become ready to tackle the world.

The Importance of Life Skills Training

According to the National Institutes of Health, life skills refer to a large group of interpersonal skills that include:

  • Making conscious decisions
  • Improving self-management
  • Improving interpersonal interactions
  • Communicating effectively
  • Choosing and creating a healthier lifestyle

Life skills training works within the frame of behavioral therapy, which is often a major part of your addiction treatment. Behavioral therapy focuses on identifying and changing negative behaviors, thinking and feelings that might have contributed to the addiction. Caseyville’s life skills training teaches you to organize your thoughts, actions, and feelings as you begin a new, sober life. You do this while participating in both individual therapy and a group therapy program. Developing your life skills leads to feeling confident, managing the stress that is often related to feeling powerless or overwhelmed. This, in turn, affects your recovery journey because you become empowered and more focused on achieving success.

Addiction Medicine for the Individual

At Caseyville, we pride ourselves on our person-centered approach. Our medical staff collaborates with you to build a treatment plan that fits all your needs. This includes deciding whether a residential or a partial hospitalization program is the best choice for you. If you want to focus on treatment without interruptions, you can choose our residential program. On the other hand, if your responsibilities make it impossible to leave your day-to-day life, you can get outpatient treatment.

Your treatment plan includes a range of evidence-based and holistic therapies to help you grow into a strong, focused person. As part of this plan, you participate in life skills training that gets you ready for real life. Throughout your treatment and as part of our recovery community, you have access to continuing support when you need it. A strong support system is a central part of the recovery process, as it can make the difference between success and relapse. As part of our recovery community, you engage with people who are also focused on their sobriety and recovery.

Quality Services Lead to Success

Our experienced staff knows that success depends on the types of services you receive. Since each patient’s addiction journey is different, our staff prepares a plan that addresses your needs. As the basis of our treatment, we offer evidence-based services such as:

At Caseyville, we are committed to helping you succeed, so we offer the services you need to achieve this. We also make it affordable to seek treatment by accepting in and out of network insurance coverage and offering financing options.

If you have a desire to grow and be a successful, productive person, leaving addiction behind, a program that includes life skills training is right for you. Call us today at 618.345.3970 and begin to work towards your future.