Life Skills Immersion Program
Career Exploration and Readiness
Many people in early recovery have little to no idea what they want to do for employment. Some have never been successful in any area, possible, do not enjoy their current path, or they may have been very successful in career that is considered high risk to their recovery. During this portion of the program, we explore each Resident’s interests, aptitude, and personality type to help determine which career field suites them individually. Next, we guide them through a comprehensive career readiness curriculum which prepares them to successfully enter the job market.
Through a symbiotic partnership with area non-profits, our residents learn skills that prepare them for life outside of the Reprieve, while at the same time giving back to society. Self-centeredness is the root of addiction, and it is only through work and self-sacrifice for others that this may be overcome. Using this approach to spiritual healing, our residents contribute to, and become, active members of the Auburn-Opelika community.
Daily Balanced Living
In this portion of the program, our residents systematically begin to get their material items back. The phone, the car, the job, and relationship building can quickly become the sole focus. The aim of the Life Skills program is to help our residents achieve a weekly routine which includes all facets of recovery– including spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental conditioning.
Community Living Immersion Program
This final 180 day phase is designed to normalize the new skills and daily living techniques adopted while in the first 6 months of the program. The old adage of “practice makes perfect” is put into action during the residents’ stay in the Community Living Immersion Program. The program is a safe and accountable environment that offers staff interaction 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The program is only for those residents who have completed the first 6 months of A Reprieve for Men treatment program. This prerequisite ensures that Community Living Immersion participants are very familiar with other residents and staff. Participants in the Community Living Immersion Program are active volunteers with other residents at A Reprieve and in the Opelika-Auburn community.
“Today I live I life I could not fathom when walking in to the Reprieve. I since have been able to grow and succeed as a student, graduate from community college, and move on to the University of Alabama. More importantly, I am now able to live a life that is fulfilling and purposeful all while maintaining a healthy presence in my family. I attribute all of the blessings I now have to my experience at the Reprieve, where a working knowledge and practical application of the steps was paramount.”