What is People Places and Things?
In recovery from addiction, individuals often face a variety of challenges that can make it difficult to maintain their sobriety and build a fulfilling life. Three of the most important life skills that individuals in recovery must learn are “People, Places, and Things.”
First, “People” refers to the individuals that we surround ourselves with. In addiction, individuals often form relationships with other users or enablers who reinforce their negative behaviors. These relationships can be toxic and damaging, as they can create a cycle of addiction that is difficult to break.
In recovery, it is important to form healthy relationships with individuals who support sobriety and encourage growth. This can be challenging, as individuals may need to distance themselves from old friends or even family members who are not supportive of their recovery journey.
At Acceptance House Sober Living, residents have the opportunity to form healthy relationships with individuals who are also in recovery. By living with others who are working towards the same goal, residents can build strong bonds and develop a supportive community of peers.
In addition, Acceptance House offers a variety of programs and activities that encourage socialization and healthy relationships. For example, residents may participate in group therapy sessions, attend recovery-focused events, or take part in recreational activities with their peers.
Second, “Places” refers to the environments in which individuals spend their time. In addiction, individuals may frequent places like bars, clubs, or drug houses that are associated with substance use. These environments can be incredibly triggering and can make it difficult to resist the urge to use.
In recovery, it is important to avoid these triggering environments and instead seek out places that are safe and supportive of sobriety. This may include sober events, recovery meetings, or other supportive environments where individuals can feel comfortable and supported.
At Acceptance House, residents live in a sober living house that is free from drugs and alcohol. This creates a safe and supportive environment where residents can focus on building a fulfilling life in recovery.
In addition, Acceptance House offers a variety of resources and support services that can help residents develop healthy coping mechanisms and learn how to avoid triggering environments. For example, residents may receive individual therapy or attend support groups where they can learn from others who have faced similar challenges.
Finally, “Things” refers to the objects and activities in which individuals engage. In addiction, individuals may use drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with stress or boredom. In recovery, it is important to find healthy ways to occupy time and cope with life’s challenges.
At Acceptance House, residents have access to a variety of activities and resources that can help them build a fulfilling life in recovery. For example, residents may participate in recreational activities like yoga or hiking, take part in job training programs, or receive educational support to further their career goals.
In addition, Acceptance House offers a range of resources and support services to help residents develop healthy coping mechanisms and learn how to manage stress in a healthy way. For example, residents may receive mindfulness training or attend therapy sessions that focus on stress management techniques.
Overall, “People, Places, and Things” are three important life skills that individuals in recovery must learn in order to maintain sobriety and build a fulfilling life. At Acceptance House Sober Living, residents have the opportunity to learn and practice these skills in a supportive and nurturing environment, with access to a range of resources and support services that can help them succeed in their recovery journey.
By building healthy relationships with others, avoiding triggering environments, and finding healthy ways to occupy time and cope with stress, individuals in recovery can build a strong foundation for a fulfilling life in sobriety. At Accept House, we help you understand this important guideline as a key factor in staying sober.