March 2nd 2015

Radical Acceptance: A Great Place to Start

Radical acceptance is easy, right? Just accept yourself, your situation and others – without judgment or manipulation of the facts – and check this DBT skill off the list as completed.  Now let’s get to work! But like most things in life, it’s not that simple. As humans, the act of being objective about things […]

February 28th 2015

Drop Weight, Not Muscle: 6 Signs You’re Paying Too Much Attention to the Scale

Appearances are often given too much focus in our society. While it’s important to look and feel your best, your best may be completely different from someone else’s best, and comparing the two doesn’t even make sense. The super skinny look of models who walk the runways or the look of someone in their teens […]

February 26th 2015

East Coast TPAS Collaborative

With the first ever East Coast Collaborative rapidly approaching, this is an exciting time for Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services (TPAS), Futures of Palm Beach, and alumni professionals from around the country.  Seasoned Collaborative participants and first time attendees will join together April 19-22 in beautiful St. Johns, Florida. With the selection of Marywood Retreat […]

February 24th 2015

DBT Decoded: Products of Our Environment

One of the more interesting things about Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is that the components are not terribly complicated when explored individually. For example, Mindfulness is pretty straightforward – it’s simply the act of being attentive to something in the present moment, without distraction. Once we begin to dissect the act of mindfulness and consider […]

February 17th 2015

Psychodrama: The Powerful Acknowledgement of Actions – Moira Howard

At Futures of Palm Beach, psychodrama is among the therapies we use to help clients gain insight into themselves. Primary Therapist Moira Howard, LMHC, CAP, ICADC leads group psychodrama sessions and describes the practice for us as follows. This creative therapeutic experience uses action, role play and expressive therapy. In leading a group into the practice […]

February 15th 2015

Did You Survive ‘Dry January’?

A popular new year’s resolution for many Americans is to resolve to go “dry” during the month of January. This detox period may apply to junk food or include participants who do a specific cleanse using supplements or fasting, but for the most part, it simply means giving up alcohol – and if you use […]

February 11th 2015

Emotional Processing Through Creative Arts

One of the obstacles that addiction professionals face in working with clients is pushing through resistance to access issues in need of processing. At Futures, one technique that we use with great success is Emotional Processing through Creative Arts (EPCA). This approach manifests itself in a variety of ways on campus. Vanessa Prusis, who is an […]

February 7th 2015

Will an Increase in Alcohol Taxes Put a Halt to Binge Drinking?

Binge drinking is one of the most common alcohol use disorders in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Defined by a drinking session that brings the drinker’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 or higher, binge drinking is an expensive and dangerous alcohol problem. Costs are high for the drinker – […]

February 2nd 2015

DBT Decoded – Interview with Jessie Rook

Jessie Rook, RMHCI is a Relapse Prevention Counselor and Case Manager at Futures of Palm Beach. She is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and teaches regularly scheduled DBT sessions on campus. Social Media Manager Keith Gallant interviewed Jessie last week about her experiences. KG:  Is there a particular DBT skill that you view as being of […]

January 30th 2015

Top 10 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Making the choice to go to drug rehab when you’re living with a drug or alcohol use disorder is the best possible choice you can make. The agreement with yourself to put substance use in the past means that you are open to a whole new life in sobriety – anything can happen. To help […]

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