Life Skills & Career Development
Treatment at Launch Centers involves a variety of therapies that help individuals reclaim, rediscover, and reconstruct their lives. For many, life skills are developed throughout the course of adolescent and young adult years to help adapt to change. However, individuals who suffer from substance abuse or mental health disorders at a young age either miss out on the opportunity to develop these skills or have lost the ability to self-manage. For young adults, recovery from substance abuse and mental health disorders is not only about staying sober, but developing the necessary skills to gain independence as an adult.
Launch Centers’ life skills program focuses on the needs of young adult emotional growth backed by responsibility. In this, individuals learn skills such as time management, problem solving, and how to manage all components of their mental and physical health beyond the scope of treatment in a sober and productive manner.
Our life skills assistance includes the following:
- Help with housing
- Nutrition planning
- Meal planning
- Time management
- Personal care
- Health appointments/progress
- Stress management
Launch Centers in Los Angeles also provides individuals education and career development to adopt new skills to set them up for a successful future. Active addiction and untreated mental health disorders can create limited employment opportunities, stymie education advancement, and prevent individuals from learning how to gainfully advance their life with these skills.
Sobriety and recovering from your mental health issue can seem overwhelming, however, preventing relapse is a significant priority. In early recovery it is important to keep stressors at a minimum. Finding employment and going back to school can also seem frustrating and something nearly impossible to do without assistance. In addition to these barriers, those who are in early recovery can often lack information on how to find a job, important interview skills, and low self-esteem can also get in the way of maintaining employment.
Research indicates that those who undergo treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse largely have poor work histories and low employment rates, regardless of their education. Relapse rates for individuals in recovery increase when unemployment remains a constant in their lives. Our educational and career development program helps young adults identify strengths, weaknesses, and develop the skills needed to find a job related to their interests and goals, or transition back into schooling with guidance and assistance.
Our education and career development assistance includes the following:
- Resume/Cover Letter development
- Creating a LinkedIn + Professional photo
- Job Searching
- What is a Bio and How to Write One
- Interviewing Skills
- Career Inventory: Passion, Skills, Time, and Effort
- Cleaning Up Your Online Presence
- Professional Etiquette
- Educational History & Future Analysis
- College Workshop: Transcripts, College Search, Transfer Planning
- Community College>University: Course Enrollment and Support
- Technical Program Certificates
At Launch Centers in Los Angeles we guide young adults to create long-term success in their lives. Dedicated to helping them gain the tools and coping skills, our team works with each individual client to develop a therapeutic, vocational and educational curriculum to meet the client where they’re at, set new goals, reach them, and maintain them.