FREEDOM BLOG

Articles and posts from our staff blog.

ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Substance Abuse Aftercare in the Digital Age

By Jumana Grassi May 2, 2016

Once a person finishes residential treatment for chemical dependency, they are often encouraged to enter an outpatient program to continue their recovery work.  This is because relapse rates after a client has left residential treatment for an addiction are astounding- one study cites almost 60%.  80% of these clients will check back in to rehab for another […]

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NEW MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS GROUPS TO SUPPORT 12 STEP RECOVERY

By Fran Calafatello April 29, 2016

  Meditation and Mindfulness are proven tools to support recovery. One of the most effective ways to practice meditation is to participate in regular group meditations. Freedom Institute’s Meditation and Mindfulness for People in Recovery is a group focused on learning meditation and mindfulness skills to support recovery and relapse prevention and is especially tailored […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

INTERVENTION: The Foundation of Our Work

By Jumana Grassi April 28, 2016

  Freedom Institute was founded in 1976 by Mona Mansell, a recovering alcoholic. Having seen the effects of her alcoholism on her own family and motivated by a desire to help others become sober, Mona formed one of the country’s first intervention programs, unique in its involvement of family members in the client’s treatment and […]

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Adolescents

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

By Jumana Grassi April 18, 2016

Founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism, Inc. (NCADD), this year’s theme is Talk Early, Talk Often: Parents Can Make a Difference in Teen Alcohol Use. No other substance is more widely used and abused by America’s youth than alcohol. Recent studies have shown that “one in five American high-school seniors abuses (abuses-not […]

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Advanced DBT Training at Freedom Institute and Linehan Benefit

By Jumana Grassi April 14, 2016

On April 4th, several Freedom Institute staff attended the Linehan Institute Benefit to celebrate the work of Marsha Linehan and others who have helped develop the DBT model.  The event honored Brandon and Michi Marshall, who are founders of Project 375. Freedom Institute is proud to support the Linehan Institute and its training division. We […]

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