Adolescents

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

ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Substance Abuse Aftercare in the Digital Age

By Andree Corroon May 2, 2016

Once a person finishes residential treatment for chemical dependency, they are often encouraged to enter an outpatient program to continue their recovery work.  This is because relapse rates after a client has left residential treatment for an addiction are astounding- one study cites almost 60%.  80% of these clients will check back in to rehab for another […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

INTERVENTION: The Foundation of Our Work

By Andree Corroon April 28, 2016

  Freedom Institute was founded in 1976 by Mona Mansell, a recovering alcoholic. Having seen the effects of her alcoholism on her own family and motivated by a desire to help others become sober, Mona formed one of the country’s first intervention programs, unique in its involvement of family members in the client’s treatment and […]

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Adolescents

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

By Andree Corroon April 18, 2016

Founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism, Inc. (NCADD), this year’s theme is Talk Early, Talk Often: Parents Can Make a Difference in Teen Alcohol Use. No other substance is more widely used and abused by America’s youth than alcohol. Recent studies have shown that “one in five American high-school seniors abuses (abuses-not […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

FI Launches Pilot Project and Co-Hosts National Summit on Transcendental Meditation in Recovery

By editor10022 April 5, 2016

Freedom Institute has long recognized the power of mindfulness and meditation as part of the recovery process. Substance abuse and other self-harming behaviors are often used as a means to escape stress and avoid uncomfortable emotions. Meditation fosters a sense of peace and acceptance of the present moment; helps establish more control over emotions; and increases mental clarity. Mindfulness, […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Why is it so hard to quit?

By Andree Corroon January 11, 2016

With so much awareness on the perils of heroin use and now, prescription opioid abuse and addiction, it is a wonder how the numbers continue to spike. Overdose deaths this year are at an alarming high: 46 people die each day from opioid use (2 people per hour!) How can this be? We see the warnings, we are […]

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