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Gaining the Skills to Become Self-Sufficient

One of the most common perceived challenges for those who have completed a drug rehab program is becoming more fully self-sufficient as they return to the outside world. And while this challenge may seem daunting, it is absolutely necessary for continued success at a drug-free lifestyle.

The good news is that many rehabilitation programs help recovering addicts learn how to cope with stress and other issues in healthy ways—one of the most common roadblocks to achieving a self-sufficient lifestyle. This can include building a strong support network, as well as establishing stable routines and healthy coping mechanisms. This is also important when it comes to mastering one’s emotions.

Stability is key to becoming self-sufficient. Gaining employment provides not only a set routine to one’s life, but it also helps individuals achieve the financial means necessary to support themselves. For some, enrolling at courses in a college or trade school can be an extremely useful path to gaining skills valued by employers.

During the successful completion of a drug rehab program, individuals learn the skills to more successfully manage day-to-day life without a dependence on drugs or alcohol. Learning how to react to life’s challenges in a healthy way helps prepare individuals for a future life of self-sufficiency.