FREEDOM BLOG

Articles and posts from our staff blog.

ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Make ‘Em or Break ‘Em

By editor10022 January 22, 2016

Whether they are attainable or absurdly impossible, at some point in our life we have all made, and all broken, New Year’s resolutions. Making a resolution implies that you make a decision to change a behavior and that decision will magically make it happen. If only it were that simple! How many of us have prayed for […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Why is it so hard to quit?

By Jumana Grassi January 11, 2016

With so much awareness on the perils of heroin use and now, prescription opioid abuse and addiction, it is a wonder how the numbers continue to spike. Overdose deaths this year are at an alarming high: 46 people die each day from opioid use (2 people per hour!) How can this be? We see the warnings, we are […]

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Uncategorized

Beware of Kratom, another addiction alternative.

By Jumana Grassi January 4, 2016

  A drug that is being used by many as an alternative to opiate addiction is actually leading some back to heroin. Kratom, being marketed as a dietary supplement, is a leaf that is brewed into a beverage and sold at non-alcoholic bars and is used by many in recovery from opiate addiction.  It has […]

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Families in Recovery

Home for the Holidays: It’s Never Too Late to Have A Happy Childhood

By editor10022 December 22, 2015

It’s the holiday season, a time of joy, happiness and spending time with family and friends. However, for many, especially those in recovery, it’s also a season of anxiety and stress, when unhealthy family dynamics and former bad habits may rear their ugly heads. Families are the source of so much joy, but also pain. […]

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