Lauren D. Costine PhD, Keynote Speaker Finding Freedom Symposium

Lauren D. Costine PhD will be a Keynote Speaker at the Finding Freedom Symposium.

Michael’s House is thrilled about your participation for the first annual Finding Freedom Symposium. This weekend is about you. Our sincere hope is to host an atmosphere that fosters ongoing small-group conversations towards identifying best-practices in addiction treatment for LGBTQ patients with co-occurring disorders. We are excited you are actively participating in this discussion to develop the 2016 Symposium White Paper and contribute to ongoing research to support this population.

We invite you to arrive, relax, breathe in our beautiful desert air, listen to all the great lectures, laugh and connect with your peers. On Saturday afternoon(presenters), we hope you will roll up your sleeves, lean in to a topic group of your choosing and share your voice of experience. It is our hope that each topic workgroup will engage in ongoing communication through the coming year, and present their findings at the next Finding Freedom Symposium. Save the date: January 14-15, 2017. We will be looking for moderators for these ongoing group discussions.

Please also join us, with a guest for a night of extravagance on Saturday Night at 6:30pm for dinner and a Show at Oscars Carnival Cabaret. This event is possible thanks to Foundations Recovery Network Outpatients Treatment Services including: San Diego, San Francisco, Canyons at Santa Monica, and Michael’s House and Foundations Business Development Team, and our UHS partner, The Pride Institute. Please RSVP to Renee for Saturday Night, as space will be limited to 100 people.

Your time is precious. We value you, and your commitment to the conference, your profession and the clients you serve.  Please continue to share on FB with your friends and associates. Please join our FB Group for ongoing discussion.




Renee Baribea
Community Outreach and Marketing
Michael’s House Outpatient Services
515 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92260

The battle against LGBTQ repression is not yet over!

It’s Your Health Interview NPR Coming Soon.
Dr. Lauren Costine will be interviewed on It’s Your Health NPR this Thursday November 12th @ 8amPST.
Please check back soon we will be posting the air date of this interview.


Dr Lauren Costine is debunking the myth that LGBTQ has won the battle against repression…

  • People in the LGBTQ community seek therapy in greater numbers than their heterosexual counterparts.
  • The LGBTQ population has more issues with chemical dependency, depression, and anxiety… Lesbians have higher rates of alcohol and drug dependence compared to women with male sex partners.
  • Love addiction books for heterosexuals have experienced great success. Books have brought much needed information and healing to gay men who suffer from sex addiction…  But these books don’t help lesbians…

Followed by a discussion of Dr. Costine’s newly released book, what love addiction looks like, and ways to heal.

You will be able to listen to the interview on these stations!


WERL AM 950 Freedom Talk in Eagle Rock, Wisconsin
Every Monday-Friday from 11:00pm-12:00am CT and 10:00-11:00am CT on Saturdays

WATW AM 1400 Freedom Talk in Ashland, Wisconsin
Every Monday-Friday from 11:00pm-12:00am CT

WPFP AM 980 Freedom Talk Park Falls, Wisconsin
Every Monday-Friday from 11:00pm-12:00am CT

WFER AM 1230 Freedom Talk in Iron River Michigan,
Every Monday-Friday from 11:00pm-12:00am CT

NPR affiliate KMBH, Public Radio 88 FM –
Every Sunday at noon

KLPW ALL TALK 1220 AM in St. Louis, MI –
Every Monday-Friday from 11:08-12:00pm CT
You can listen on-line by going to

WUML, 91.5 FM Public Radio in Greater Boston
Every Thursday from 9:30-10:30am ET
You can listen on-line by going to