FREEDOM BLOG

ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Knowledge is Power: a Q&A with Edward Steen, PhD, Freedom Institute’s Consultant for Psychological Assessments

By editor10022 February 21, 2018

Clinical Psychologist, Edward Steen, PhD has joined Freedom Institute as a consultant to provide psychological assessments for our clients.  These assessments not only provide clinical information to inform treatment but also act as a motivational and therapeutic intervention to help clients jump-start and get traction in their recovery.   How did you develop an interest […]

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Wellness

There is nothing funny about drugs or anxiety

By Andree Corroon February 19, 2018

I love the Olympics. And I love Olympic athletes. I am in awe of how hard they work to achieve their goals, how much they sacrifice to be the best in the world. I admire how they train and live cleanly to attain physical and mental health so their bodies can achieve feats very few […]

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Legal

K2 OUT: GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES BAN ON ALL SALES OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

By editor10022 February 6, 2018

Deaths from synthetic marijuana have been rising sharply in the U.S. according to the CDC, most notably among teens to whom the toxic drug is marketed with catchy names like Spice, Blade, Genie and more.  In 2012, the Obama Administration’s “Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act” specifically prohibited the sale or possession of some of these […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

The Value of Desperation

By Bob Miller January 19, 2018

Since 2012, Bob Miller has been Chairman of the Board, Freedom Institute, the non-profit recovery center founded by his mother in 1976.  Under his leadership, Freedom Institute has kept pace with the newest modalities in evidence-based treatment and the changing landscape of substance abuse prevention and recovery to become one of the leading non-profit, out-patient […]

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Multi-Family Therapy Group

By editor10022 December 19, 2017

As part of our existing morning intensive outpatient program (MIOP) for adults, Freedom Institute has introduced a multi-family therapy group which meets once during each MIOP (8-week) cycle. Our supportive approach aims to help families relate to others who also are struggling with the impact of substance abuse on the family system. Our goal is […]

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