Entries by Katie Gallo

Alcohol Awareness Month: How Much Do You Know?

Did you know that alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the United States? One in 12 adults, or 17.6 million Americans, have an alcohol use disorder or are dependent on alcohol. Millions of others exhibit problem drinking behavior, like binge drinking. Those with a family history of alcoholism have an increased risk of […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Evelyn Morales

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are highlighting one of our volunteers, Evelyn Morales. Evelyn began volunteering for Liberation Programs in August of 2017. She runs a weekly support group for the women in our Families in Recovery Program (FIRP). She shared why she volunteers with us and what she finds rewarding about her […]

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

In the United States, more than 7 million adults struggle with problem gambling. Since gambling disorders are often misunderstood, the National Council on Problem Gambling proclaimed every March to be Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The goal is to increase public awareness and shed light on treatment options and prevention.   One common misconception is problem […]

Women & Addiction: A Different Experience

March is all about women; it’s Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day is Friday, March 8, 2019. It’s a time to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness of bias and encourage people to take action for gender equality. When you think about gender bias, you probably don’t connect that to substance use disorders. However, gender […]

Black History Month: African Americans Who Have Made an Impact on Addiction Treatment and Psychology

Throughout Black History Month, our nation honors African-Americans who have made significant contributions to our country. Famous names such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Frederick Douglass probably come to mind. As we close out the month, Liberation Programs would like to take an opportunity to introduce a few whose names may not […]

3 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself

February 17, 2019 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. While it’s great to do nice things for others, it’s important to remember to be kind to ourselves too. Chances are, you are much nicer to a stranger on the street than you are to yourself. Think about the conversations you have in your mind throughout the […]

Medication-Assisted Treatment and its Life-Saving Benefits

A Message from Our CEO Last month I talked about the importance of increasing access to treatment and doing whatever we can to save lives. In order to do so, we must provide people with all evidence-based treatment options available, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Although medications have been used to treat opioid withdrawal and addiction […]

Message from Our CEO: Increasing Access to Treatment

Liberation Programs has always had a special place in my heart. I served as Senior Vice President from 1996 to 2006 and I’m thrilled to be back. It’s like coming home. We know that 174 people die every day of a drug overdose. When we factor in alcohol, that number rises to 415. However, only […]