ADDICTION & RECOVERY

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Attachment Theory, DBT and the Importance of Community in Recovery: a Q & A with Mark Sturgeon, LCSW, DBT Therapist

By Andree Corroon September 21, 2018

Mark  Sturgeon joined Freedom Institute in 2013, bringing to the team more than 20 years of experience working with individuals and families struggling with the disease of substance abuse and addiction.  Trained in Psychoanalysis, DBT and the field of attachment theory, he understands that chemical dependency is a disease of isolation and that recovery happens […]

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Freedom Institute Now Hosting a Weekly Open AA Meeting

By Peter Lazar September 11, 2018

Beginning Tuesday, September 18th, and every Tuesday at 6:30 thereafter, Freedom Institute will host a weekly Alcoholics Anonymous Open Beginners Meeting called ‘A New Freedom’.  The meeting is designated as an open meeting, which anyone is welcome to attend. Open meetings are for those identifying as alcoholic, as well as a chance for individuals who have been on the fence […]

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Treat Addiction Like Cancer

By Andree Corroon May 24, 2018

The recent The New York Times editorial, Treat Addiction Like Cancer by Laura Hilger, sums it up best: Addiction is a disease and should be treated as such, just as a doctor would treat a patient with cancer. Trained clinicians in the field of addiction and recovery should treat clients with addiction as if they were doctors treating a patient with cancer or […]

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Knowledge is Power: a Q&A with Edward Steen, PhD, Freedom Institute’s Consultant for Psychological Assessments

By editor10022 February 21, 2018

Clinical Psychologist, Edward Steen, PhD has joined Freedom Institute as a consultant to provide psychological assessments for our clients.  These assessments not only provide clinical information to inform treatment but also act as a motivational and therapeutic intervention to help clients jump-start and get traction in their recovery.   How did you develop an interest […]

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The Value of Desperation

By Bob Miller January 19, 2018

Since 2012, Bob Miller has been Chairman of the Board, Freedom Institute, the non-profit recovery center founded by his mother in 1976.  Under his leadership, Freedom Institute has kept pace with the newest modalities in evidence-based treatment and the changing landscape of substance abuse prevention and recovery to become one of the leading non-profit, out-patient […]

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