FREEDOM BLOG

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

Today’s Pot Topic in Family Therapy

By Courtney Schiffrin March 6, 2017

by Courtney Stursberg Schiffrin, LCSW A family therapist at Freedom Institute, Courtney earned her Masters in Social Work from New York University and her Certificate in Family Therapy from the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She specializes in working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families managing mood, anxiety, substance use, and personality disorders. The subject […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

FREEDOM INSTITUTE OFFERS FREE PHONE CONSULTATIONS

By Andree Corroon February 28, 2017

Are you worried about a teenager’s potential marijuana addiction, a college student’s or friend’s depression and binge drinking, a spouse’s gambling habit? Freedom Institute, the non-profit substance abuse outpatient treatment center in New York City, is and we are here to help. In our ongoing efforts to assist the community of New York and the […]

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Adolescents

Just the Facts, Man

By Peter Lazar February 21, 2017

A Look at Marijuana Legalization by Peter Lazar, LCSW Peter Lazar, LCSW, is Freedom Institute’s Senior Director of Strategic Development. For more than 21 years, Peter has served as a therapist and clinical outreach specialist in various treatment organizations and maintained a private practice with a focus on addiction.  As part of the leadership team […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Medications for Opioid Addiction

By Dan Mierlak January 26, 2017

Our Medical Director, Dan Mierlak, MD, PhD, recently delivered a talk to clinicians on the use of medications for the treatment of opioid addiction. Here is an abridgment of that talk. Why are we talking about the medical treatment of opioid addiction? We are currently in the midst of an epidemic of opiate addiction in […]

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