July 31st 2015

Get to Know:  Joseph P. Favata, Executive Chef

At Futures, it’s clear from the moment you walk through the front door that our commitment to clients extends beyond the high quality evidence-based addiction treatment program. A primary goal shared by all members of staff is to support and comfort each individual, while he or she processes the realities of life in early recovery. Under the […]

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July 23rd 2015

DBT Decoded: Half Smile

Most of the tools that one takes away from DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) originate internally, helping to manifest desirable feelings and actions that work their way outward. In the case of the distress tolerance skills we’ve decoded recently, many are distraction-oriented, granting us time to calm down and ponder our reaction to stimuli rather than […]

July 17th 2015

Jessie Rook Commits to Daytona 100

In January, Case Manager Jessie Rook ran the Miami Marathon, achieving her goal of completing a marathon. Less than two months later, she ran the LA Marathon in Southern California. November 7, 2015 Jessie will achieve another milestone when runs The Daytona 100 – a course that begins in Jacksonville and ends at Ponce Inlet […]

July 15th 2015

Keeping Track of Triggers: How to Stop Relapse Before It Starts

One of the primary questions that each patient will need to answer in detail before leaving treatment is: “What triggers your cravings for drugs or alcohol?” The more in-depth your answer and the better your ability to identify the potential issues that may cause you to want to drink or get high, the more effective […]

July 13th 2015

Women and Men: 5 Ways Gender Impacts Addiction and Recovery

The war between the sexes plays out in the workplace, on the home front, and in the substance abuse treatment world as well – and in the latter area at least, changes are afoot. It used to be that women’s experience with substance abuse was far less of an issue as compared to that of […]

July 9th 2015

Women’s Group:  Support, Empowerment and Connection

by Case Manager Brooke Keffner, MA, CAP, ICADC As I begin each week at Futures, if there’s one expectation that I can own with certainty, it’s that leading Women’s Group will be among the more empowering and rewarding experiences I’ll encounter. What’s so special about Women’s Group? For one thing, it presents a unique opportunity […]

July 8th 2015

The “Wise Mind” ACCEPTS

Much of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy’s effectiveness for impulse control and relapse prevention can be attributed to the mnemonic devices employed in its teachings. Some DBT concepts provide rich visual associations, such as Walking the Middle Path and Turning the Mind. Others, such as today’s topic – ACCEPTS – make use of acronyms that are easy […]

July 7th 2015

What I’ve Learned: Vanessa Prusis

Case Manager Vanessa Prusis is deeply committed to serving the best interests of our clients, with particular focus placed on sober living plans and relapse prevention strategies. On Sundays, her interactive music therapy sessions (she’s a classically trained pianist) are a favorite among clients and staff alike. Vanessa’s sweet disposition is counterbalanced by her no-nonsense […]

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 […]

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