Vocational & Educational Development
Substance dependency, mental illness and other factors can cause you to miss educational or vocational milestones that are important to your future.
Many people find that it is difficult to “catch up” if they have not been able to graduate high school or develop basic employment skills as a result of their illness. This can create a cycle that makes it hard to move forward with a life you can be happy with.
At Affinity Treatment Centers, we recognize professional fulfillment and educational attainment are both crucial factors that can help people bring stability to their lives. Many important coping skills, as well as greater emotional resiliency, can be developed at school and work.
As a result, we make it easy for our residents to take the time they need to achieve their goals.
Vocational & Educational Development at Affinity Treatment Centers
Whether in a residential or outpatient program, many of our patients spend some of their time during treatment working on goals that may have been deferred as a result of substance abuse or other issues. We offer a wide range of resources and one-on-one assistance that can help.
Some of our services include:
Graduating from high school is an essential part of positioning for future success. When you achieve your General Equivalency Diploma (GED), you get all the benefits of a high school diploma because you have demonstrated the knowledge of a graduate. At Affinity, you access the resources and professional help you need to prepare for the test.
Vocational Skills Training
Getting and keeping a job isn’t just a matter of having the right technical skills or knowledge. It’s also important to be able to work with a team, accept criticism, understand how to follow instructions, and much more. Some of these skills might seem simple, but they are essential. Affinity Treatment Centers can help you build the confidence you need to pursue your career goals.
Most people don’t know exactly what they want to do in the future. Substance use and other issues might make it hard for you to “get in touch with yourself.” Counselors at Affinity Treatment Centers can help you decide what might be best for you.
One-on-One and Group Therapy
Residents face a number of complex emotional challenges as they move forward after substance abuse. It’s important to recognize that therapy contributes to well-being in an ongoing way. It helps you feel better about yourself and access your own inner resources.
In addition to educational and vocational development, we offer a wide range of support services to bring greater structure and balance to a recovering person’s life.
To begin, just click “Start the Process” at the bottom of this page.