May 20th 2015

Laura Pigott: What I’ve Learned

Primary Therapist Laura Pigott decided early on in life that she was destined to work in the field of behavioral health. With radiant energy and compassion, she helps clients rediscover the talents they developed – and the joys they experienced – prior to becoming entangled in addictive behavior.  She is a beacon of light at […]

May 12th 2015

DBT Decoded: Self-compassion

There are times in life when you choose to pony up for a great gift, even if it requires stretching your resources to do so. When recovering from the disease of addiction, there’s a gift that can be surprisingly difficult to obtain, but well worth stretching for – the gift of self-compassion. For some people […]

May 4th 2015

Painkiller Abuse Linked to Higher Rates of Depression, Says Study

Higher doses of painkillers like Vicodin or OxyContin have been linked to higher rates of depression in patients, according to a study published in the journal Pain. There was no cause and effect found, however. When 355 patients sought treatment for low back pain and received medication for that purpose, the patients with the higher […]

May 4th 2015

Get to Know: Mike Secondino

Being skilled at helping people during stressful times of life transition is as an art form, every bit as much as it is scientific. Empathy and a genuine concern for the wellbeing of others are among the qualities that one must possess to become a Resident Assistant at Futures of Palm Beach. In the case […]

April 24th 2015

TPAS Spring Collaborative: Recovery Reimagined

Profound and transformative are the words that come to mind as I try to convey my experience of attending the first Spring Collaborative of the organization known as TPAS (Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services). Held in scenic St. Johns, Florida, the event drew more than 40 representatives from many of our nation’s most respected addiction […]

April 17th 2015

Vigilance in (early) Recovery

A dictionary definition of vigilance is “the action or state of keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties.” When it comes to an individual’s recovery from alcohol or drugs, vigilance may mean, “being on guard for the unguarded moment.” In the first of a two part series dedicated to vigilance in recovery, part one […]

April 14th 2015

Can a ‘Therapeutic Workplace’ Help You Stay Clean and Sober in Recovery?

There’s a new trend among a select few employers who are struggling with high rates of employee drug use and addiction: the “therapeutic workplace.” While most workplaces tend to maintain that a person’s health issues like drug use and addiction are intensely private and that private things should be kept separate from the job, this […]

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April 14th 2015

What I’ve Learned:  Dan Lanigan

Primary Therapist Dan Lanigan draws from a reservoir of experience that spans over 30 years of clinical practice. Clients participating in his DBT groups witness Dan’s unwavering commitment to meet the struggling individual where he or she is at – and to elicit progressive thinking. His passion and creative spirit are sorely needed in the field […]

April 7th 2015

Nonverbal Communication Speaks Volumes

Behavioral health professionals have long acknowledged the value of therapies that are nonverbal, to help clients access and communicate feelings and issues, when words prove to be insufficient or simply unavailable. Art, music and drama therapies are all examples of powerful tactics that help practitioners and clients identify and express underlying causes for manifested actions. […]

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