ADDICTION & RECOVERY

The highs and lows of substance abuse and sobriety.

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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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

The Value of Desperation

By Bob Miller January 19, 2018

Since 2012, Bob Miller has been Chairman of the Board, Freedom Institute, the non-profit recovery center founded by his mother in 1976.  Under his leadership, Freedom Institute has kept pace with the newest modalities in evidence-based treatment and the changing landscape of substance abuse prevention and recovery to become one of the leading non-profit, out-patient […]

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Multi-Family Therapy Group

By editor10022 December 19, 2017

As part of our existing morning intensive outpatient program (MIOP) for adults, Freedom Institute has introduced a multi-family therapy group which meets once during each MIOP (8-week) cycle. Our supportive approach aims to help families relate to others who also are struggling with the impact of substance abuse on the family system. Our goal is […]

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A GUIDE THROUGH THE MINEFIELD OF FINDING RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT

By Peter Lazar November 29, 2017

by Peter Lazar, LCSW Peter Lazar, LCSW, is Freedom Institute’s Senior Director of Strategic Development.  As part of the leadership team at Freedom Institute, Peter is responsible for overseeing marketing, business development and customer relations, as well as contributing to strategy and organizational development. In the shifting sands of the addictions treatment world, it has […]

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Big Pharma, Doctors, Insurers…Are They All to Blame?

By Andree Corroon September 19, 2017

Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too. The New York Times investigates how amid an opioid crisis, insurers are restricting pricey, less addictive painkillers. At a time when the United States is in the grip of an opioid epidemic, many insurers are […]

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