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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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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

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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Inside Freedom Institute

FREEDOM INSTITUTE’S SUMMER 2018 TOPICS IS HERE!

By Andree Corroon June 13, 2018

Freedom Institute’s TOPICS SUMMER 2018 edition will be arriving in mailboxes shortly. If you can’t wait, click the link to download a printable version.  In this issue, we explore the power of collaboration in the work we do at Freedom Institute, and in recovery in general. We understand that recovery is not one-size-fits-all and we work […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

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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Wellness

Principles of Adult Behavior

By Andree Corroon April 18, 2018

A recent list entitled the Principles of Adult Behavior by John Perry Barlow (October 3, 1947 – February 7, 2018) was flying around on social media.  Barlow was an American poet and essayist, a cattle rancher, and a political activist who had been associated with both the Democratic and Republican parties. He was also a lyricist for […]

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