Purpose and Direction
Addiction Recovery through Meaningful Work
We understand that there will be roadblocks and setbacks on the road to recovery. This is why meaningful work is essential in bringing a sense of purpose. It also builds self-worth and helps our participants fulfill their personal goals. Meaningful activities include school, volunteer work, part-time, and full-time employment. We help our participants establish positive, meaningful work habits and skills so that they find “a” job on their journey to find “the” job.
We believe that meaningful work can help a person’s mental condition. Mental health affects us in many ways and negative mental health can disrupt a career or limit the work you can do. If you find it hard to look for work, you can gradually start by setting goals for yourself to accomplish. In the past, people with mental illnesses were discouraged from working, but now, it is believed to play a vital role in recovery. We’ll also help you identify the best approach for shifting careers, learning new skills, and identifying your work and career goals, all while taking care of yourself and your sobriety as your top priority.
Need Help Finding Work?
Meaningful work is rewarding but it can be physically and mentally demanding. It’s our top priority to help you identify and develop coping skills so that you take care of yourself and your sobriety as your top priority. It’s important that you give yourself time to adjust to working and regularly check in with your support system, attend recovery meetings, and stay connected with your recovery network. If you are taking medications for a mental health condition, make sure that your doctor knows you are going to work so that he or she can help you adjust if necessary.