Addiction Campuses Blog

Bouncing Back From A Relapse

November 17th, 2017

Author, Rebecca Baillie, is a treatment specialist and guest blogger for Addiction Campuses.  — “You’re going to leave me, aren’t you? Please don’t give up on me. I’ll get better, I’ll be who I was again. I love you, please don’t leave me.” I’m watching the trees fly by through the truck window as my fiancé drives west through Tennessee…. more

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Understanding Polysubstance Dependence

November 15th, 2017

The public is often taught that those struggling with addiction have a “drug of choice,” or one specific substance that they abuse regularly. However, this is rarely the case. The unfortunate reality is that nearly half of all overdose deaths in the United States are not isolated to one drug. In recent years, it’s become increasingly common that overdose deaths… more

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People In Recovery- Please Stand Up And Speak Out

November 14th, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. People In Recovery- Please Stand Up And Speak Out. — North America is facing an addiction crisis, but there is a solution. We need to be talking about it in our schools, homes and workplace. With 23 million people in recovery, the message should be one of hope. Addiction is a… more

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Does Alcohol Abuse Cause Brain Damage?

November 9th, 2017

Most people have experienced the side effects of excessive alcohol usage at least once in their life. Staggering, slurred speech, blurry vision and loss of motor skills are just a few of the most common indicators that someone has had too much to drink. These behaviors occur when drinking because of the way that alcohol affects the brain. These symptoms… more

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Addiction Isn’t Black Or White- It’s This

November 7th, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Addiction Isn’t Black Or White- It’s This — Recovering from addiction is highly rewarding, yet challenging at the same time. There is nothing quick or easy about it. To change one’s life, one must first acknowledge that there is a problem. Denial plays a key role in this disease. Substance abusers… more

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Kyron’s Story: The Balancing Act Of A Life In Recovery

November 2nd, 2017

At Addiction Campuses, we see first-hand the heartbreak and pain that addiction causes every day. When one person suffers from addiction, everyone close to them feels the weight of their struggle. However, we also know that it doesn’t have to be this way. Not every addiction story has to end in tragedy. With an estimated 23.5 million adults living in… more

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Self-Medicating An Anxiety Disorder

November 1st, 2017

Experiencing a mild amount of anxiety is a perfectly normal reaction to stressful situations. A new study released by the Journal of Individual Differences noted that a small amount of anxiety could even give people the motivation to excel at their tasks. Unfortunately, for the 40 million American adults that suffer from an anxiety disorder, their reaction to stress or… more

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4 Tips For Staying Clean And Sober This Halloween

October 31st, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. 4 Tips For Staying Clean And Sober This Halloween We all remember dressing up for Halloween and knocking on our neighbor’s doors. It was a magical time of exhilaration, spooks, tricks and treats. Our level of excitement was high as we gobbled sweets and filled our bags. However, as we grew… more

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10 Ways To Enjoy A Spooky And Sober Halloween

October 30th, 2017

Facing Halloween in sobriety can feel like an uphill battle. It’s a holiday that invites and encourages mischief, and this mischief often includes drinking. However, Halloween can be so much more than just an excuse to dress up and get wasted. Rather than make you feel like you’re missing out, celebrating Halloween without drugs or alcohol can enhance the holiday…. more

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Trump Declares The Opioid Epidemic A Public Health Emergency

October 27th, 2017

Yesterday, President Trump made the long-awaited formal declaration that the opioid epidemic is a public health emergency. He announced this action via a speech on the topic at 2 p.m at the White House. In a sweeping statement, President Trump vowed that this generation of Americans would be the generation to see the end of the opioid epidemic. “As Americans,… more

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