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National Recovery Month is here again!

By Jumana Grassi September 1, 2016

We Celebrate Your Recovery.  You Celebrate You. September is National Recovery Month, so we hope you will take the time to reflect on the amazing work you have done to be in recovery from any addiction.  If you’re struggling and are thinking about recovery as a path for your life, we encourage you to take […]

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Please join Family Therapists at Freedom Institute for a Family Series workshop at Serenity Recovery

By Jumana Grassi August 30, 2016

  Carrie Sanders, MPH, LCSW, Director of Family Services and Courtney Stursberg-Schiffrin, LCSW, family therapist at Freedom Institute will be presenting at Serenity Recovery family series for a discussion on how substance abuse can undermine communication within the family construct,and how working on these dynamics and patterns allows an opportunity to enhance family relationships. Both Carrie and Courtney […]

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Freedom Institute is an Approved Provider of CEU’s!

By Jumana Grassi August 30, 2016

Announcement: Freedom Institute is now an approved provider of continuing education to LMSW’s and LCSW’s in New York State. PROVIDER NUMBER: 0408 COURSE TYPE: Live in-person The approval is valid for a three-year term beginning in August, 2016 and ending in August, 2019. The next workshop, ” Effective Use of Action Methods in Early Recovery […]

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Tips for Teen Summer Parenting*

By editor10022 July 11, 2016

Summer is halfway done and teens everywhere are sleeping past noon and complaining of boredom. For families whose children don’t go to summer camp and where parents work full time, life is thrown off course and the parent-child relationship can become strained. September seems years away. So what’s the parent of a stay-at-home teen to do? […]

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Not Your Father’s Pot

By editor10022 July 11, 2016

Today’s pot is not the same pot of past generations. The content of Tetrahydracannabinol, THC, the intoxicating chemical in marijuana, has soared from less than 1% to more than 13%. Experts are concerned about the long-term impact of pot smoking, most notably addiction. The University of Mississippi, in a laboratory that tracks the potency of […]

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