FREEDOM BLOG

Articles and posts from our staff blog.

ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Clinton Addresses Drug Epidemic at NH event

By editor10022 August 18, 2015

  “What do you plan to do to help people with substance use disorders?” is the question many New Hampshire residents are asking of Presidential candidates during this election season. And during a visit to Keene, NH earlier this month, Hilary Clinton addressed this issue by leading a candid talk on substance abuse, recovery, and the impact […]

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Legal

Ohio Puts Pot Legalization on the Ballot

By editor10022 August 13, 2015

Ohio is the next state to vote on the legalization of recreational marijuana. If it passes in November, Ohio will be the sixth state to join the decriminalization efforts in the great marijuana debate. Read More

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Adolescents

Supporting Your Newly Sober Loved One

By editor10022 August 13, 2015

At Freedom Institute, we often hear clients in treatment confess to feeling discouraged by a lack of support from their family or friends for their recovery efforts. They struggle with well-meaning loved ones, who on the one hand are encouraging them to get well and stop using, but on the other hand they do not […]

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Adolescents

Causes of Adolescent Substances Abuse Are More Subtle Than We Know

By editor10022 August 12, 2015

With so much competition in today’s world-in the work force, in real estate, and in our education system, it is no wonder we are seeing such an increase in stress level among Americans. What is perhaps most alarming though, is that the level of stress our youth are feeling is rivaling those of adults.  Many students are […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

The Importance of Being Sad

By editor10022 July 20, 2015

Pixar’s latest creation Inside Out is a simple story, but one that is sure to stimulate conversation.  The movie takes place mostly in the head of an 11-year old girl Riley, an only child, whose idyllic world is turned upside down when she and her parents move to San Francisco.  Riley’s emotions, led by Joy, […]

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