July 2nd 2015

DBTdecoded: Burning Bridges

“Don’t burn your bridges” is the type of advice you might hear from a parent or friend once you’ve shared with them that you’re about to quit your job – and give the boss “a piece of your mind” on the way out. The idea of not burning your bridges is that you never know […]

July 1st 2015

Part Two – Vigilance in (long-term) Recovery

The definition of long-term recovery varies from individual to individual.  For the purpose of this discussion, long-term recovery will be vaguely defined as “many years in recovery.”  A wise friend once said, “The longer someone stays in recovery, the narrower the road gets.”  Individuals in long-term recovery have spent years creating a new life, free […]

June 29th 2015

30% of Americans Struggle With an Alcohol Use Disorder but Few Get Help

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, a recent study found that, at some point in their lives, almost 30 percent of American adults have struggled with an alcohol use disorder (AUD). Binge drinking, heavy drinking, and alcoholism – any issue with alcohol that was diagnosable as a disorder was included, yet […]

June 25th 2015

DBT Decoded:  Self-Soothing with Five Senses

Within the teachings of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy geared toward relapse prevention, we’re doing our best to prepare clients for the recovery-challenging situations that are bound to present themselves following treatment. Preparedness and awareness are imperative for replacing impulsive behavior with mindful, calculated actions. When we consider distress tolerance skills, it’s akin to teaching martial arts […]

June 17th 2015

DBT Decoded:  Distress Tolerance

The dictionary definition of distress is, “unhappiness or pain: suffering that affects the mind or body.” Who in their right mind would want to tolerate such a thing? Naturally, anything that causes us unhappiness, pain or suffering is something that we’d simply choose to avoid altogether – so what’s up with this distress tolerance stuff? […]

June 15th 2015

10 Tips for Creating a Recovery Plan After Rehab

During treatment, you had a treatment plan. Your schedule of therapies, your check-ins with your therapist, your changes in medication – all of this contributed to the development and maintenance of the plan designed to help you heal after addiction and learn how to live without drugs and alcohol. In recovery, a plan serves the […]

June 4th 2015

What I’ve Learned:  Vincent Terrazzino

At Futures, our belief is that world class treatment is only achievable when every member of staff buys into the program. Lead Resident Assistant Vinnie Terrazzino is not only on board with this way of thinking, he’s leading the charge. With more than a decade of experience in the field of addiction treatment, Vinnie has […]

June 2nd 2015

DBT Decoded: Validation

“You really get me” is the type of phrase you might hear from your best friend. In fact, it’s indicative of the nature of best friends. You understand each other, confide in one another and communicate in a way that puts you both at ease. You have history together, and that history helps you accurately […]

May 27th 2015

Inside Men’s Group

by Clinical Director John Maguire, LMHC, CAP, ICADC For the most part, drug and alcohol addiction affects the lives of men and women uniformly. You might say that the disease of addiction is an equal opportunity employer – offering competitive disadvantages, regardless of gender, experience or anything else. So then, why do we hold gender-specific […]

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 […]

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