Families in Recovery

Recovery is rarely a solitary process.

ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Meet the Freedom Institute Team: Alex Dayton, LMHC, Clinical Director

By editor10022 October 1, 2019

At Freedom Institute, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT-S) and Relational Family Therapy are the foundation of our clinical programming for substance use disorders.  We are proud to be the first in New York City to offer this combination of powerful treatment modalities, and have been doing so for nearly eight years. Meet Alex Dayton, LMHC, Freedom Institute’s Clinical Director, who […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Is There Anything Funny About Recovery?

By Andree Corroon September 23, 2019

A Q & A WITH PLAYWRIGHT, SEAN DANIELS, ON HIS LATEST PLAY, THE WHITE CHIP What it feels like to be controlled by addiction Sean Daniels, playwright, eight years sober today Really? A comedy about drying out? Can we actually have a sense of humor about addiction and recovery?  Sean Daniels thinks so. From October […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

How to Support a Newly Sober Loved One

By editor10022 September 17, 2019

Photo by Milan Popovic At Freedom Institute, we often hear clients in treatment confess to feeling discouraged by a lack of support from their family or friends for their recovery efforts.  They struggle with well-meaning loved ones, who on the one hand are encouraging them to get well and stop using, but on the other […]

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Families in Recovery

“I Need Help” – Elton John, Hero of Hope

By Andree Corroon May 29, 2019

In early March, I attended Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Concert at the Barclay Center. I love Elton John and I love his music. His songs are the sound track of my life. Your Song is the song I sang to my babies every night as I rocked them to sleep. I had the good […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

FI’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training for Families

By Tessa Kleeman December 13, 2018

Family members are invited to participate in a four-session group designed to introduce Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills.  These skills are to help family members cope with the addiction and/or recovery of a loved one, whether or not she or he is in treatment. DBT Skills have been known to improve relationships. This educational group also offers […]

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