Occupational Therapy

Recovery is much more than the cessation of substance misuse. The Recovery Ways approach to addiction treatment includes occupational therapy to prepare patients for the transition and reintegration into the community following completion of the foundational treatment program. This comprehensive approach gives our patients the best chance of attaining true health and wellness as well as a sustained recovery.

Our occupational therapy includes:

  • Sensory Challenges and Solutions
  • Occupational Engagement and Barriers
  • Roles and Identities
  • Vocational Challenges and Solutions
  • Habits, Patterns, and Routines
  • Volition/Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation
  • Remediation and/or Adaptation of tasks and skills

Improved self-regulation is crucial for a successful recovery from addiction. It is the foundation for the eleven pyramidal life skills of the SensoryWorks™ system used at Recovery Ways.

Therapy focusing on life skills is essential to recovery because it creates a pathway to re-entering society and becoming a productive member of one’s community. The focus is to attain a level of occupational functioning that allows for maximal engagement in life and community.

By focusing on the skills, daily routines, and roles that the individual values and helping integrate them into the individual’s self-efficacy and self-image, the therapist can help enhance the lifestyle and support the sobriety of the patient with substance use disorder. The goal is to attain meaningful engagement by clients in important life roles they allowed to deteriorate in active addiction.