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Tips for Teen Summer Parenting*

By editor10022 July 11, 2016

Summer is halfway done and teens everywhere are sleeping past noon and complaining of boredom. For families whose children don’t go to summer camp and where parents work full time, life is thrown off course and the parent-child relationship can become strained. September seems years away. So what’s the parent of a stay-at-home teen to do? […]

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Not Your Father’s Pot

By editor10022 July 11, 2016

Today’s pot is not the same pot of past generations. The content of Tetrahydracannabinol, THC, the intoxicating chemical in marijuana, has soared from less than 1% to more than 13%. Experts are concerned about the long-term impact of pot smoking, most notably addiction. The University of Mississippi, in a laboratory that tracks the potency of […]

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TOPICS Spring 2016 Edition is Here!

By editor10022 June 13, 2016

The spring 2016 edition of TOPICS, our bi-annual printed newsletter, is arriving in your mailbox soon, but if you can’t wait, click here now. This issue recaps our annual gala held in April at the Mandarin Oriental and celebrates Hallways, our school-based social-emotional wellness and prevention program.  Read on and let us know what you […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

New Groups to Support Recovery Are Added at Freedom Institute

By editor10022 June 11, 2016

At Freedom Institute, we regularly assess our clients’ and community’s needs and evolve our programming to offer the best services available for optimal results throughout the recovery process. As such, several new groups have been added to Freedom Institute’s roster of services. CHOICES, a weekly group new to our adolescent program, educates teens on healthy […]

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Probuphine: An Implant That Treats Opiate Addiction.

By Jumana Grassi June 2, 2016

Last week the FDA approved the first ever implant to treat Opiate addiction.Once a user has become stable on Suboxone, the buprenorphine can be administered through and implant for up to 6 months. This new drug is thought to be a ‘game changer’ in the treatment of Opiate addiction and hopefully we will see a marked decrease […]

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