ADDICTION & RECOVERY

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Fentanyl Deaths in 2016 Are Up 540% in Three Years

By Andree Corroon September 6, 2017

Josh Katz’s recent article in The New York Times was not shocking news to all of us at Freedom Institute. We are well aware of the scourge of the opioid epidemic and exponential rise of fentanyl overdoses. Katz reviews how the first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths in 2016 shows overdose deaths growing even faster […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Talking to Your Teen

By editor10022 August 14, 2017

Marijuana – legal or otherwise – is a hot topic. The national debate on the legalization of marijuana as well as many states’ legalization of marijuana, has helped normalize use for many teens. This new landscape does not change the fact, however, that all mind-altering substances – including marijuana – are harmful for the still-developing […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

The Irrelevance of the Marijuana Debate

By editor10022 August 14, 2017

The marijuana debate – legal or not legal, gateway drug or not a gateway drug, medicinal drug or addictive drug –  is irrelevant when it comes to children and the developing brain.  Marijuana with its THC content is a drug and a new study shows that there has been a 133% increase in the past 11 […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

12 Steps: A Design for Life

By Andree Corroon August 11, 2017

“EVERYONE should try doing a 12-Steps Program. The world would be a better place. More people would say sorry. Honesty and unselfishness would be more common.” I am not in recovery, but I am familiar with the 12 Steps. People close to me have successfully achieved sobriety through AA, and working on the non-clinical side […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

What’s Your Rock Bottom?

By Bob Miller July 6, 2017

Bob Miller has been Chairman of Freedom Institute’s Board of Directors since 2012, and as the son of its founder, Mona Mansell, intimately involved with the organization since its inception in 1976.  A media entrepreneur and business executive with more than 40 years of professional experience, Bob brings his business acumen and strategic vision to […]

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