After enduring a long-term drug or alcohol addiction, the addiction to sufferer’s life is usually in total disarray. In some cases, everything has been lost, leaving the addiction sufferer nowhere to go but up. The addiction treatment community often refers to this as “hitting rock bottom.” After hitting rock bottom, the addiction sufferer has two choices. They can wallow in the destruction of their life, or they can begin the quest for recovery from their addiction illness. If you find yourself at or nearing rock bottom, what are you going to do? Hopefully, you will realize it’s time to admit you have an addiction illness and want to ask for help. If and when you do this, you will quickly realize the help you need is almost immediately available. It’s waiting for you in an addiction treatment facility where licensed and caring addiction treatment professional is ready to change your life forever.
For your part, you need to enter rehab with a complete commitment to the addiction treatment process. If you can do that much, the gift of recovery might be no more than a month or two away. However, we want to caution you about setting your expectations too high. It takes a lot of hard work to help clients arrest their long-term addiction in a short period of time. The job of your therapist is to help you get your feet back on the ground. They can do this by teaching you the truth about your addiction and providing you with the life and coping skills you will need to stay clean. As far as setting expectations go, it’s interesting how many clients prepare to leave rehab with the expectation the rehab staff members can help them solve issues like finding housing and jobs. It’s an issue worth discussing.
Will Live-In Treatment Centers Help Me Find Housing and a Job?
It takes a significant amount of human resources to get even a small group of clients from addiction into recovery. The notion there’s enough remaining manpower available to do things like help exiting clients find housing and work is aiming a little too high. It’s certainly understandable that after losing everything while battling your addiction, you would be looking for help getting your life back in order. In the addiction treatment community, getting someone back on their feet usually means helping them arrest their addiction and learn how to better cope with everyday life.
For the most part, it does not include directly helping clients resolve issues with housing and employment. With that said, there are a few rehabs with enough trained resources to give this level of help. If it’s something you really want, you should ask the question during the rehab selection process. In cases where the rehab doesn’t have the resources to help with these kinds of issues, there’s a good chance the rehab does have access to aftercare programs that can help you get back on your feet. Keep reading.
Sober Living Assistance
While helping you find permanent housing might not be on the table, a lot of rehabs, including ours, should be able to refer you to a sober living home. While living on a temporary basis in a sober living home, you should have ample opportunity to pursue permanent housing and a new job. In fact, there is an expectation you will do exactly that. Even better, some sober living communities have a referral network in place to help to recover addiction sufferers as you return to a normal way of living, capable of handling responsibility.
Given the commonality of clients entering rehab after losing their jobs, it’s just as common for rehabs to be able to offer existing clients access to vocational training programs. This is an invaluable service for clients who may not have the option to return to their prior line of work. If you think you would be better off preparing yourself to work in another field, a vocational training program might be exactly what the doctor ordered.
While some of the information above might not fill you with confidence, you should know no one is going to leave you to fend for yourself. Someone will be there to help you. Your responsibility is to get yourself into treatment and do the necessary work to find the road to a lasting recovery. Our responsibility will be to help you along the way. If you have any questions about the extent of our treatment programs, you can contact us at 833-762-3739.