What is Work Therapy?Specifically, work therapy is a great form of relapse prevention, and it’s very beneficial for many people. If you’re like most people with an addiction, there are years of your life where you didn’t learn about getting a job. While schools do their best to educate you, it’s rare that a school teaches people the proper way to get a job. For example, this may also be an issue if you weren’t taught the following fundamentals:
- What type of job to get
- How to fill out an application
- Create a well-written resume
- How to follow up for a potential job
- How to properly do an interview
Accountability Through Work Therapy
You might be like some who have functioning addictions, which means that you were able to maintain a job. The problem is that when drugs and alcohol are a major part of your life, you’re not the best version of yourself. Moreover, one of the lies addiction tells you is that you’re fine because you have a job and can pay your bills. The problem is that you’re always on edge because part of you knows that you may lose your job because of your addiction.
Once you make the decision to get clean and sober, it’s only the first step in recovery from addiction. The much bigger duty you have in your recovery is becoming a better person one day at a time. In treatment, you’re going to learn the importance of accountability and keeping your commitments. By developing good habits of showing up on time and being accountable, you’ll be able to succeed at any job.