Recovery offers so many benefits for those struggling with addiction. The amount of skills, habits, and rewards to be gained is undeniable. However, it’s likely that some things may have been lost while on the way to recovery. Confidence, self-worth, and diligence are all things that are commonly lost while struggling with addiction. The good news is that these traits can be learned once more through a “get well” job.
What is a “Get Well” Job?
A “get well” job is a term used in recovery for a job that someone holds after going through his or her initial treatment. Alcoholics Anonymous primarily uses the term, however, the idea can be incorporated into other addiction fellowships as well. A “get well” job generally won’t be anything too stressful or involved. Instead, it focuses more on giving the recovered addict a space to regrow responsibility and confidence. The benefit of looking for a “get well” job while in fellowships like AA is that they often offer support and networking opportunities.
Examples of “Get Well" Jobs:
- Warehouse stocker
- Coffee shop barista
- Retail associate
A “get well” job doesn’t necessarily need to be paid work. Volunteering at a shelter or other organization can create the same opportunity to grow confidence and responsibility as a paid job.
Benefits of a “Get Well” Job:
Recovery can open up many doors, including valuable and gratifying jobs. But you can’t enjoy the benefits without taking the first step to get help. Call us at 855-737-7363 if you or someone you know is struggling with addiction. We want to help.