Life Skills Training
Life Skills Training is an effective preventative tool to deter people from using illicit substances. The curriculum has multiple components that address psychological, social, cognitive, and attitude-related factors that contribute to using substances.
Addiction is complicated and there are many reasons people start using substances. Some, like alcohol, are legal and socially accepted. Life Skills Training gives people the tools to set boundaries for themselves and understand the potential consequences of any substance use.
Life Skills Training empowers people to take accountability for their choices and develop the tools to resist social influences that can lead to substance abuse. These courses are usually targeted at a younger demographic but the principles apply to any age group.
What Role Does Life Skills Training Play In Addiction Treatment?
As a preventative measure, Life Skills Training is most effective when used before addiction sets in. Life Skills Training Programs usually have three major components:
- Self-Management Skills, such as resisting peer pressure and establishing self-control
- Social Skills
- Information and Skills Related to Drug Use
Life Skills Training uses a variety of training techniques, including instruction, feedback, demonstration, reinforcement, and practice. Several studies have shown that when people consistently use the tools they learn in Life Skills Training, there is a dramatic reduction in their use of tobacco, marijuana, alcohol, narcotics, and hallucinogens. This training has been shown to help adolescents resist using substances. It’s also useful for adults because the training focuses on skills that help people develop healthy coping mechanisms and prevent relapse.
How Does Life Skills Training Apply To Adults in Recovery?
Life Skills Training is an important addition to any treatment plan at Recovery in Motion. It teaches valuable skills that are applied to real life and helps prevent relapse. It’s especially valuable in the early stages of addiction or when people just begin trying illicit substances and are concerned about addiction. Life Skills Training is designed to be easily understood and applied to real-life situations immediately.
Life Skills Training combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, and Dual-Diagnosis Treatment. It can be added to these types of treatment and usually takes only a few sessions. Life Skills Training is very useful for people who aren’t currently in addiction and for the families and friends of people who are in treatment. Because the training is easily understood and implemented, it can be integrated with Dual-Diagnosis care for mental illness.
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