Turn Over A New Leaf—Employment After Addiction Treatment

Moving forward after receiving addiction treatment comes with a host of difficulties. The battle is strenuous; people often find themselves fighting to get their lives back on track even if they’ve rid themselves of the addiction.

At Omega Recovery, we’re dedicated to helping you every step of the way. Our treatment homes, sober living facilities, and state-of-the-art outpatient programs are geared toward providing you the skills, knowledge, and community you need to flourish.

About 4 million Americans receive treatment for substance use disorders. When they’ve completed the treatment successfully, they try to turn over a new leaf and grow from their past. The first step to gaining some semblance of stability is to establish yourself financially.

This is what most people struggle with, despite the multitude of Federal civil rights laws that protect people in the recovery process. The Disability Rights Laws and Americans with Disabilities Act prohibit discrimination against people with debilitating mental or physical ailments that hinder their daily functioning.

Whether there may be overt discrimination or not, the stigma that stands in the way of your recovery can hinder your success. If you’ve braved through the difficult journey of overcoming your addiction, you deserve every opportunity to start fresh.

Turn Over A New Leaf—Employment After Addiction Treatment

Continuing to fight to make your professional aspirations a reality will ensure you’re able to lead a successful, joyous life.

Getting started

The process of scouring for jobs is daunting; we understand. Making sure you start your search the right way will help you optimize your job hunt. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Draft an updated resume listing down your achievements and skills
  • Search for jobs that meet your existing skill-set
  • Don’t just go for any job—it might trigger a relapse. While this is not a sign of failure, it can set you back on your journey to recovery.
  • Seek structure—for a recovering addict, a job that provides a set routine provides much-needed stability
  • Set out your expectations—and make them reasonable. Being honest with yourself about how much you can handle, adding a host of work-related stresses can be detrimental to your success.

Seeking a job right after addiction treatment is often a top priority of many. There’s a good reason for that; employment’s therapeutic utility has been studied in treating addiction.

No two people experience addiction treatment the same way but it’s important to remember how far you’ve come. Your efforts are commendable, and your dedication has been unwavering, it’s only upward from here!

Adjusting to your new normal can be difficult but we’re here to help you every step of the way. Omega Recovery’s leading psychologist, Dr. Nicholas Kardaras and his team of clinical experts don’t just help you recover but to stay recovered.

At our alcohol and drug addiction treatment center in Austin, Texas, we build a sense of community to help you take on your new, sober life. Our staff is there to walk you through the process of achieving your goals.

Read about our treatment philosophy or contact us for more information today!

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