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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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Freedom Institute Mourns the Death of Dr. Donna Wick, former Executive Director and Board member

By editor10022 January 19, 2017

With profound sadness, Freedom Institute mourns the death of Dr. Donna Wick, PhD, our former Executive Director, and until her passing, a passionate Board member.  We are eternally grateful for her friendship, and her strategic leadership as it steered Freedom Institute on the road we travel today. She loved her family, friends and work, and lived valiantly. She will be greatly missed. Donna’s family writes that […]

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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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