Freedom Institute recently introduced motivational interviewing (MI) into treatment protocols. We had the chance to sit down with Tessa a few weeks after the training to see how MI had become a part of her work.
Lady Gaga recently admitted that she used marijuana to help her cope with anxiety and pain, and it led to an addiction. We hope her message comes across loud and clear.
When people don’t have the right tools to work with they may rely on destructive ways of coping, such as the abuse of alcohol or drugs, which only serves to intensify both long and short-term problems.
Anyone who works with teenagers knows that part of the work is continuously taking the pulse of the culture and tuning into the ever-changing trends, beliefs, behaviors and needs of this demographic.
A year ago, when Hurricane Sandy struck New York City, our son, William, was heavily sedated in St. Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan, never conscious of the storm outside or its aftermath.