Adolescents

Young people (and their parent) often need our greatest support.

ADDICTION & RECOVERY

New York Times Editorial: What Advocates of Legalizing Pot Don’t Want You to Know

By editor10022 January 6, 2019

image: Annelise Capossela At Freedom Institute, we do not take a stance on legal or political issues. We have our professional views and opinions about the physical, mental and emotional effects of substance abuse and our mission is to help individuals and families suffering from substance use disorders. What we do see time and time […]

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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

NYC HEALTH ALERT: Presence of fentanyl in cocaine contributing to increase in drug overdose deaths

By Andree Corroon June 5, 2017

On June 1st, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a health advisory alert concerning the presence of fentanyl in cocaine and its contributing to increase in drug overdose deaths.  They warn that people who use cocaine recreationally are at exceptionally high risk of overdose. Fentanyl is a potent opioid that […]

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