Freedom Now focuses on recovery-oriented care and recovery support systems to help people with mental and substance use disorders manage their conditions successfully. The significance of a community-oriented treatment is crucial to a sustained recovery that promotes behavior development, independent living, and social and life skills training so that our clients complete their treatment and care equipped to live their best life.

Life skills training and services involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, and effective communication. Truly successful mental health recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free but to thrive. Life skills teach the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety. We find that the foundation for such care resides in a community that prioritizes each person and their specific needs, while also ensuring the best treatment options and resources are available to them.

Life & Social Skills Training

Social and life skills training and services involve these five key elements.

Communication:

Communication skills are important, not only during treatment and in recovery, but outside of treatment programs. Communication is an important component in behavioral therapy and helping manage anger and frustration while communicating your own needs. This not only involves verbal speech, but also body language.

Time Management

Learning proper time management is extremely important. The first step in beginning to learn more about how to manage time and tackle life skills can be found in making appointments and being mindful of your schedule ahead of time.

Employment

Employment implements all of the above and below key points. It involves communication skills, relationships, and managing time and money. Learning how to be efficient and effective in the workplace is an important part of life skills training and developing social skills.

Managing Money

Some people can go their whole lives without learning to properly manage their money. This can greatly affect independent living skills and your work. Financial management helps you learn how to prepare for the future while stabilizing the present.

Relationships

Relationships are crucial to life and recovery. Many mental health and drug abuse treatment programs involve group therapy which is a viable source of support and encouragement during times of strife and struggle. Most times, during these programs, lasting relationships are made and can help prepare clients to make either strengthen existing relationships or create new lasting friendships for life.

Recovery & Recovery Support

Recovery is a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. There are four major characteristics that support recovery:

  • Health—overcoming or managing one’s mental health or substance abuse disorders while being encouraged to make informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being.
  • Home—having a stable and safe place to live.
  • Purpose—conducting meaningful daily activities and having the independence, income, and resources to participate in society.
  • Community—having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.

The process of recovery is personal and occurs via many pathways. Recovery is characterized by continual growth and improvement in one’s health and wellness that may involve setbacks. Because setbacks are a natural part of life, resilience and diligence become key components of recovery.

The process of recovery is supported through relationships and social networks. This often involves family members and/or friends who make an essential impact on their loved one’s recovery. Families of people in recovery may experience adversities that lead to increased family stress, guilt, shame, anger, fear, anxiety, loss, grief, and isolation. The support of family, peers, and friends is crucial in engaging and supporting individuals in recovery.

Why Community Matters in Recovery

Community means active participation in society; not only within therapy and treatment but also when treatment ends. Community implies furthered care and support during and after recovery. Communities are more than just aggregates of individual people; they are alliances built on trust, camaraderie, and optimism about the future. When people gather together in any setting to converse, reflect, or offer fellowship, they do so understanding that their relationships with each other and their shared experiences can help them overcome their own individual obstacles, while assisting others who are struggling as well.

Fostering this sense of community and shared purpose is a vital element in building and encouraging the skills for social living and life development. Communities by nature support success and human connections aid in the physical and spiritual journeys of all group members.

Individual & Group Therapy

Freedom Now offers a variety of individual and group therapy options for each client. Individual sessions with our certified psychiatrist or with one of our staff counselors is a great way to begin and maintain a sustained recovery. Guidance and support during your treatment can be a defining aspect of your recovery.

At Freedom Now, one of our primary goals is to help our clients understand that they are not alone in their journey toward freedom from mental health issues and addiction. Group therapy aids in emotional support through multiple shared experiences and relatability within a community.

 

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