Building a positive daily routine in early recovery is recommended to all patients in recovery who choose to enroll in a sober living program after drug rehab. One of the most positive ways to do this is to find a job and go to work. The benefits are many, and almost every resident in a sober living program will spend the bulk of their time:
Working provides more than just money. It offers security, a sense of pride and accomplishment, and the ability to get control over one’s circumstance. There is always the option to work harder, find a new job, get a raise or a promotion – all of which will improve one’s financial circumstances and responsibilities.
In recovery, work is instrumental in helping to provide the addict in recovery with:
When you’re new to recovery, should you opt to go back to your old career? Should you go back to school to pursue a new one? Or should you take the first job that fits your experience and accepts you? The answer will be different for everyone, because everyone’s personal experience will vary. Consider the following:
Unless it is your career field, it makes sense to learn about how to budget effectively and plan for your future financially. If you lost all or most of your money to addiction, you will need to be mindful to make your money work for you, your loved ones, and your retirement. Solid financial advice that prioritizes your financial safety and protects against emergency is essential to your peace of mind and your long-term recovery.
Skills training, job-finding assistance, financial planning workshops, and other job-related help may be available at your sober living home of choice. Contact us today to be matched to the right sober living home for your needs.