What is Vocational Training?
Active addiction strips people of their ability to function at a basic human level. The most menial day-to-day tasks become all but impossible to accomplish. Something as seemingly simple as showing up to work on time might become an unthinkable feat. When a person falls victim to substance abuse, he or she generally has a difficult time maintaining employment. Substance use takes priority, and any motivation to actively pursue a career falls by the wayside. While drug abuse reduces employment prospects and leads to job loss, those who have been out of work for an extended period of time might turn to substance use in order to pass unstructured time or cope with financial stressors. All in all, employment and addiction are closely interlinked – and this fact is backed by extensive research.