Inspirations Sober Life, Sober Choices Therapy
Life Skills Program – Helping Teens Overcome Challenges
Sober Life, Sober Choices occurs during the Residential hours. Residential living is a critical component for Teen Drug Abuse and Teen Addiction Treatment, as it fosters independence, responsibility, and accountability. Inspirations’ Residences are created to simulate a home environment with shared living, kitchen, family room, flat screen television, and outdoor recreation. Sober Life, Sober Choices is a “Life Skills” Program, focusing on daily life skills, developing sober choices, creating a sober life environment, and learning how to have sober fun. During Inspirations’ Life Skills Program, teens learn, practice and share, household tasks such as: cleaning, meal planning, meal preparation and washing their laundry. Our goal with the Life Skills Program is not only to teach our teens how to perform daily living skills but also to encourage personal accountability and to help teens develop a team approach to living within the context of a family. By involving our teens in household tasks, we are providing them with an opportunity for communication, problem solving, role modeling, and team building skills.
Replacing Time Once Spent Making Negative Choices with Positive Fun Choices
Teaching our teens to have “Sober” fun without drugs and alcohol is an important step in our adolescent substance abuse therapy and recovery process. Inspirations’ approach to teen drug treatment and teen therapy through sports and recreational activities, provides our teens with the opportunity to rekindle or learn new skills, develop physical fitness,and expand their minds with new experiences. Since exercise triggers the brain’s natural “feel good” (endorphin) chemical, enjoyable physical activities are encouraged for lifelong recovery from substance use, substance abuse, or addiction. Inspirations’ teens in recovery enjoy sports and recreational therapy activities such as:
- Ice Skating
- Movie Night
- Seasonal Community Activities
To complete our SOBER FUN PROGRAM , our teens in recovery participate in cultural art events and in local environmental activities. Inspirations’ teens in recovery can enjoy our environmental educational trips which are provided through community classes, seminars, workshops, field trips, interpretive displays, visual presentations and research.Some of our educational trips include a day at the fire station, natural disaster and hurricane preparedness shelter demonstrations, beach preservation and natural sea life protection.
Volunteer In Teen Addiction Recovery
Drug use, drug abuse, and addiction are often characterized by selfishness and a lack of accountability to others. Therefore, Inspirations’ incorporated an opportunity for teens to develop a sense of community, accountability, and unity through volunteering. An important part of Inspirations’ teen drug rehab program is our volunteering services performed by our teens in recovery. By encouraging our teens to help our community through local community services we are fostering accountability and self esteem, which is the foundation for “giving back” and awareness of our global position. Each community volunteer activity is guided by Inspirations’ adult staff and occurs in a structured environment with adult supervision. Some volunteer opportunities at our teen drug rehab include packing and distributing food at the food bank, packing food for the homeless, and working at the animal shelter.
“SOBER LIFE, SOBER CHOICES is an ongoing, evolving skill, one in which Inspirations encourages each teen to challenge themselves, embark upon and incorporate in a daily life recovery program.”