Most individuals finish an addiction treatment recovery program hoping to contribute to society in a meaningful way. Not being able to find employment and lacking necessary workplace skills can put a damper on that expectation. Facing daunting employment and career development issues can also interfere with an individual’s sense of self-worth.
That’s why, at Genesis Recovery, we offer job readiness training to help newly recovered individuals learn valuable skills, as well as ways to solve problems, communicate effectively, and work as a team. Finding a job after recovery can help individuals build healthier relationships, provide for their families, and boost their self-esteem, which helps prevent relapse and maintain their long-term recovery.
Research conducted by addiction specialists shows that individuals in recovery who have gainful employment are more likely to remain abstinent and live substance-free lives. At its core, job readiness training teaches clients how to get a job and how to perform their duties well. At the same time, job readiness programs also help cultivate some of the essential principles valued in the workplace. At Genesis Recovery, individuals learn how to:
The benefits of job readiness training can also extend far beyond workplace preparation and the development of interpersonal and soft skills. In fact, there are 3 main reasons why we incorporate job readiness and training into our treatment programs.
Behavioral health experts, individuals in recovery, and family and friends of individuals battling substance abuse all know that addiction doesn’t just damage the physical body. Addiction can weaken the human spirit, strain relationships, change an individual’s character, lower their self-esteem, increase their risk of mental health conditions, and contribute to socio-economic troubles like poverty and homelessness.
As a result, we offer job readiness training to help combat many of the damaging effects of addiction. Our program:
Most addicted individuals isolate themselves and manipulate, deceive, and lie to others to maintain their habit. Working at a job requires a completely different set of skills and behaviors. Instead of isolating themselves, most employees work together as a team. Instead of manipulation and deception, healthy workplace relationships rely on trust, honesty, and camaraderie. Job readiness training at Genesis helps recovering individuals relearn valuable skills that can help them succeed at a job and in their personal lives.
In our job readiness training program, individuals in recovery learn to:
Leaving recovery and transitioning back into everyday life can be one of the toughest challenges for individuals in early recovery. If individuals don’t find work right away, they can be overwhelmed by stress which can increase their risk of relapse. In fact, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 38% of homeless people are alcohol dependent. Unemployment can also trigger mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Here’s how the unfortunate cycle typically works:
Luckily, job readiness training helps combat homelessness and socio-economic troubles by helping individuals in recovery obtain and maintain gainful employment.
Having a healthy sense of self-worth is especially vital during the early stages of recovery. Individuals need to know that they can regain their independence and work toward a better, healthier future for themselves and their loved ones. Finding and keeping a job they love can help give recovering individuals the boost of confidence they need to stay sober. Similarly, being able to provide for their family can help individuals feel a great sense of accomplishment and self-worth. Job readiness can also:
At Genesis Recovery, our mission is to restore lives negatively impacted by addiction. Part of that mission includes preparing individuals for life outside of rehab. In addition to helping you overcome addiction challenges, our faith-based treatment programs can help you:
Contact us today if you or a loved one are looking for a rehab center that can help you overcome addiction and successfully prepare you for the next chapter of your life.