Adolescents

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

ADDICTION & RECOVERY

APRIL IS ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH

By Andree Corroon April 21, 2017

Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. This year’s theme, “Connecting the Dots: Opportunities for Recovery,” is aimed at educating people about the treatment […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Today’s Pot Topic in Family Therapy

By Courtney Schiffrin March 6, 2017

by Courtney Stursberg Schiffrin, LCSW A family therapist at Freedom Institute, Courtney earned her Masters in Social Work from New York University and her Certificate in Family Therapy from the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She specializes in working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families managing mood, anxiety, substance use, and personality disorders. The subject […]

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Adolescents

Just the Facts, Man

By Peter Lazar February 21, 2017

A Look at Marijuana Legalization by Peter Lazar, LCSW Peter Lazar, LCSW, is Freedom Institute’s Senior Director of Strategic Development. For more than 21 years, Peter has served as a therapist and clinical outreach specialist in various treatment organizations and maintained a private practice with a focus on addiction.  As part of the leadership team […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

TOPICS Fall/Winter Edition is Here!

By editor10022 December 14, 2016

The Fall/Winter 2016 edition of TOPICS, our bi-annual printed newsletter, will be arriving in your mailboxes shortly.  If you can’t wait, click here to download and read it instantly. This issue addresses the “Pot Topic” from different angles. With medical marijuana now legal in 28 states and recreational marijuana legal in eight, including the nation’s most populous, California, a total of […]

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Adolescents

FI Adds Early Intervention Programming

By editor10022 October 9, 2016

Scientific research has proven that the adolescent brain doesn’t finish developing until the mid-20s, so it’s particularly susceptible to damage by alcohol and drugs. Fully 90% of Americans who meet the medical criteria for addiction had their first substance use by age 18. Research shows that young people who begin abusing substances before the age […]

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