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What’s All the Buzz About Vaping?

By editor10022 April 4, 2018

Kids and Vaping. It’s a hot topic right now. High schools are overwhelmed with it. Parents don’t know much about it.  This week’s The New York Times addressed the topic on its front page. Hallways, Freedom Institute’s school based prevention and social emotional-wellness program, is hosting a panel discussion in partnership with Parents in Action […]

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FI Goings On

FREEDOM INSTITUTE’S 2018 SPRING GALA HONORS ACTOR, AUTHOR, ALEC BALDWIN

By editor10022 March 12, 2018

Freedom Institute will host its annual Spring Gala on Wednesday, April 18th at the Mandarin Oriental. This special evening, their largest fundraiser of the year, pays tribute to individuals who have had a significant impact on the field of substance abuse prevention and treatment. Each year, supporters and colleagues in the recovery field gather for […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Knowledge is Power: a Q&A with Edward Steen, PhD, Freedom Institute’s Consultant for Psychological Assessments

By editor10022 February 21, 2018

Clinical Psychologist, Edward Steen, PhD has joined Freedom Institute as a consultant to provide psychological assessments for our clients.  These assessments not only provide clinical information to inform treatment but also act as a motivational and therapeutic intervention to help clients jump-start and get traction in their recovery.   How did you develop an interest […]

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Wellness

There is nothing funny about drugs or anxiety

By Andree Corroon February 19, 2018

I love the Olympics. And I love Olympic athletes. I am in awe of how hard they work to achieve their goals, how much they sacrifice to be the best in the world. I admire how they train and live cleanly to attain physical and mental health so their bodies can achieve feats very few […]

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Legal

K2 OUT: GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES BAN ON ALL SALES OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

By editor10022 February 6, 2018

Deaths from synthetic marijuana have been rising sharply in the U.S. according to the CDC, most notably among teens to whom the toxic drug is marketed with catchy names like Spice, Blade, Genie and more.  In 2012, the Obama Administration’s “Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act” specifically prohibited the sale or possession of some of these […]

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