FREEDOM BLOG

ADDICTION & RECOVERY

NYC HEALTH ALERT: Presence of fentanyl in cocaine contributing to increase in drug overdose deaths

By Andree Corroon June 5, 2017

On June 1st, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a health advisory alert concerning the presence of fentanyl in cocaine and its contributing to increase in drug overdose deaths.  They warn that people who use cocaine recreationally are at exceptionally high risk of overdose. Fentanyl is a potent opioid that […]

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Families in Recovery

Money and Its Impact on Mental Health

By Alex Dayton May 23, 2017

Year after year individuals rank money as their number one stressor and yet it’s a subject that is often avoided and given minimal attention in therapy and treatment. Individuals in therapy feel comfortable talking about a range of issues. Money is more commonly not one of them. Ask a client their annual salary and you’re […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Freedom Institute Offers New Evening Outpatient Programs for Adults and Young Adults

By Alex Dayton May 19, 2017

At Freedom Institute, we offer customized programs so clients can enroll in a combination of groups to best fit their recovery needs. FI’s Evening Outpatient Program (EOP), a new service for our adult and young adult clients, especially professionals, is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy based, facilitated by DBT-trained, master and PhD-level clinicians and includes stand alone groups that can […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

APRIL IS ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH

By Andree Corroon April 21, 2017

Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. This year’s theme, “Connecting the Dots: Opportunities for Recovery,” is aimed at educating people about the treatment […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Get FITT with the Freedom Intensive Treatment Team

By Frank Wells April 21, 2017

We recently sat down for a Q&A about our FITT program with Frank Wells, MSW, Freedom Institute’s Senior Family Therapist and FITT Coordinator.  In addition to being our primary FITT Coordinator, Frank provides family, couples and individual therapy and facilitates therapeutic support groups for spouses and parents in families suffering from the effects of addiction. He also […]

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