Social reconstruction and learning new social skills is an important part of the recovery process. Many of those in recovery will struggle with loneliness, feelings of isolation, and disappointment. Many will have a need to not only repair prior relationships, but to how learn to build healthy new ones.
Social skills education at The Texas House focuses on teaching our residents the vital social skills they will need as they reintegrate into their lives.
The Importance of Social Skills Education
Recovering addicts face the challenge of re-learning how to function in the world. Additionally, those who are currently in the recovery process often have strained interpersonal relationships and dysfunctional social networks. Returning to the same environment without social reconstruction work and skills education can threaten the recovery process and lead to relapse.
The transitional living environment we offer at The Texas House is the perfect safe space for those in recovery to learn and practice new social skills before they return home. We will help them to understand how to repair past relationships and build a strong support network. Residents at The Texas house will be taught the skills they need to overcome their past and build a healthy future.
Social Skills Education at The Texas House
Residents at The Texas House will learn a variety of new social reconstruction skills including:
- Learning to handle difficult emotions
- An enhanced sense of self-awareness
- Healthy communication skills
- Learning how to talk to others
- Repairing old relationships
- Building new healthy relationships
- Learning how to set boundaries
- Substance refusal skills
Social skills are vital to a successful life and an important aspect of the recovery process. Our team will work with our residents through peer to peer and individual meetings to ensure that they are given the tools they need to be successful before they return home.