Life Skills

Life skills are as critical as the therapeutic work we do. Our environment, community, and daily interactions with clients are set up to teach them the basics of life after treatment.

Helping Women Establish Independence

Many of our clients struggle to live independently. Some of them have parents or spouses as enablers; as a result, they never had to handle basic tasks. Others have been addicted for so long that they’ve forgotten how to take care of themselves. Through our life skills programming, women at Rising Roads learn what it takes to thrive in recovery.

Primary areas of focus include interpersonal effectiveness (communication), decision-making, problem-solving, critical thinking, resilience, self-awareness, empathy, and emotional intelligence. Additionally, women learn to fulfill day-to-day responsibilities that will keep them healthy, fed, and employed. DBT skills groups, nutrition and cooking classes, relationship repair groups, and sober fun are all avenues for clients to build this type of self-sufficiency.

An Immersive Learning Experience

We believe that our clients are more likely to engage with (and remember!) life skills trainings if they occur over the course of daily life. That’s why we’ve woven this part of our program into each woman’s stay with us. Our environment serves as a staging ground for women in early recovery. While on our campus, they observe others performing certain tasks, receive instruction, and begin to take on new responsibilities.

In practice, this looks like:

  • Daily chores
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Peer conflict resolution
  • Asking for help when needed
  • Managing one’s time
  • Building strong communication skills

Learn Crucial Life Skills at Rising Roads

Rising Roads is dedicated to healing the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. We recognize that every woman comes to our facility with a different background and challenges. No matter where you come from, our programming can equip you with the necessary skills needed for lifelong health and happiness.

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