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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

A GUIDE THROUGH THE MINEFIELD OF FINDING RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT

By Peter Lazar November 29, 2017

by Peter Lazar, LCSW Peter Lazar, LCSW, is Freedom Institute’s Senior Director of Strategic Development.  As part of the leadership team at Freedom Institute, Peter is responsible for overseeing marketing, business development and customer relations, as well as contributing to strategy and organizational development. In the shifting sands of the addictions treatment world, it has […]

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Families in Recovery

Teaching Empathy through Psychodrama: A Q&A with Anne Bresnahan, CASAC-G, Adult Counselor

By Anne Bresnahan October 23, 2017

Anne Bresnahan has worked in the field of addiction with both adults and adolescents for over 20 years. She joined Freedom Institute as an Adult Counselor in 2013 to lead our Psychodrama Program. Anne brings her love for and training in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy to her role and utilizes Motivational Interviewing, CBT and […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Big Pharma, Doctors, Insurers…Are They All to Blame?

By Andree Corroon September 19, 2017

Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too. The New York Times investigates how amid an opioid crisis, insurers are restricting pricey, less addictive painkillers. At a time when the United States is in the grip of an opioid epidemic, many insurers are […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Fentanyl Deaths in 2016 Are Up 540% in Three Years

By Andree Corroon September 6, 2017

Josh Katz’s recent article in The New York Times was not shocking news to all of us at Freedom Institute. We are well aware of the scourge of the opioid epidemic and exponential rise of fentanyl overdoses. Katz reviews how the first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths in 2016 shows overdose deaths growing even faster […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Talking to Your Teen

By editor10022 August 14, 2017

Marijuana – legal or otherwise – is a hot topic. The national debate on the legalization of marijuana as well as many states’ legalization of marijuana, has helped normalize use for many teens. This new landscape does not change the fact, however, that all mind-altering substances – including marijuana – are harmful for the still-developing […]

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