Drug rehabilitation program clients may find that the experience of seeking employment after rehabilitation can be very stressful. Use these tips to help you to reduce stress and put your best foot forward during your search for employment.
Tip #1: Do Not Assume the Worst.
Do not begin your job search efforts with the expectation that it will be bad or that you will fail. Going about this or any other effort with a negative mindset can only create additional stress and set you up for failure. Thinking positively can be a great help while searching for employment, just as it helps with everything else – from having a better outlook on life to getting through treatment successfully.
Tip #2: Persevere.
The job search process can be challenging, and it can take a significant amount of time – do not give up. There was a time when you never thought you would stop abusing substances and now you are in recovery. You know you can do it. Let this motivate you to see just how strong you are and just how much you can accomplish.
Tip #3: Take Things One Day at a Time.
As in rehab, take things one day at a time to keep from feeling overwhelmed. Be kind to yourself and allow things to happen gradually.
Tip #4: Put Your Best Foot Forward.
First impressions make lasting impressions. This common saying is repeated often because it is true. When someone doesn’t know you, such as a hiring manager at a prospective place of employment, they take cues from what they first notice about you. Take the time to dress professionally and act with the utmost professionalism.
Tip #5: Use Your Drug Rehabilitation Program Stress Management Techniques.
Looking for work can be very stressful. Be sure to make use of your favorite stress management techniques each day, whether they be exercising regularly and practicing breathing exercises or yoga and journaling.
Tip #6: Seek Support.
Look to your loved ones, your sponsor and your peers at your support group meetings for additional support in your job search journey and for advice on how to stay strong and motivated. These are the people to lean and want the best for you.
Tip #7: Take Good Care of Yourself.
Addiction does not thrive well in an environment of good self-care and positive habits, so be sure to continue to take great care of yourself. This includes everything from eating and sleeping well to finding “me” time to relax and keeping good personal grooming habits.
If you or someone you love is suffering from the effects of alcohol abuse, substance addiction or any other type of addiction, please call us today. Our addiction treatment counselors can help you deal with physical, emotional and psychological consequences of drug and alcohol abuse. Our substance abuse treatment program is effective, safe and has helped thousands reclaim their lives. Destination Hope is a full-service drug, alcohol and dual diagnosis treatment facility in Florida for those suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues.