Articles and posts from our staff blog.


Let’s Reconnect

By editor10022 February 11, 2015

For many people, the month of February conjures up images of happy, loving couples celebrating their long-term love with a glittering gift, two-dozen red roses and a romantic candlelit dinner a deux.  That’s the Hallmark Card version of life. The reality for most is that Valentine’s Day is a reminder of how hard it is […]

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Attainable, Happiness-Inducing New Year’s Resolutions

By Kalene Brennan January 14, 2015

  We’re almost half-way through January 2015. Where do you stand with your New Year’s Resolutions? Did you make any? The tradition to begin a new year with some form of self-improvement dates back to the Roman Empire. When Julius Caesar introduced the Julian calendar in 45 BCE he declared January 1st as the start […]

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NEW! Adolescent Outpatient Program

By Staff January 13, 2015

Keeping Families Together: FI Launches its New Adolescent Outpatient Program Families have been increasingly seeking our help with adolescents who are abusing substances and experiencing a range of related issues such as anxiety, depression and learning challenges. In response, we will launch Freedom Institute’s Adolescent Outpatient Program (AOP) this spring. While adolescents sometimes need to […]

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Relapse, Recovery, and Kobe Bryant

By Rachel Russell December 15, 2014

I read recently that Kobe Bryant broke the NBA record for Most Missed Shots. At first glance, this looks like the kind of record you’d never want to have. But, it’s actually a great accomplishment. And understanding how that is true also has implications for the work we do in recovery. First of all, a […]

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