Families in Recovery

Recovery is rarely a solitary process.

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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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Medications for Opioid Addiction

By Dan Mierlak January 26, 2017

Our Medical Director, Dan Mierlak, MD, PhD, recently delivered a talk to clinicians on the use of medications for the treatment of opioid addiction. Here is an abridgment of that talk. Why are we talking about the medical treatment of opioid addiction? We are currently in the midst of an epidemic of opiate addiction in […]

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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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Families in Recovery

How To Reconcile With Family and Friends After the Election

By Peter Lazar December 8, 2016

This election has been a divisive experience for many in this country who care about the direction in which we are headed.  In some cases, friendships and family relations have been fractured, seemingly beyond repair.  We believe that it’s never too late to make amends with those whom you love. Read the story here.

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

New Groups to Support Recovery Are Added at Freedom Institute

By editor10022 June 11, 2016

At Freedom Institute, we regularly assess our clients’ and community’s needs and evolve our programming to offer the best services available for optimal results throughout the recovery process. As such, several new groups have been added to Freedom Institute’s roster of services. CHOICES, a weekly group new to our adolescent program, educates teens on healthy […]

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