Addiction Campuses Blog

Two Myths That Are Deadly To Addicted Persons

March 21st, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Two Myths That Are Deadly To Addicted Persons I’ll never forget the first time I saw a homeless man. I was walking beside my Mother on Vancouver’s east side, a part of town notorious for addicted, mentally ill, homeless persons. The disheveled man was slouched up against the building, shouting at… more

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My Spouse Cheated On Me In His Addiction. Is He Addicted To Sex?

March 14th, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. My Spouse Cheated On Me In His Addiction. Is He Addicted To Sex? When substance abusers are actively using they create a lot of damage. Not only for themselves but for all those who love them. Addiction is an impulsive, selfish, ‘me, me and me’ disease. Family members witnessing this deterioration… more

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West Virginia Overdose Deaths Deplete Indigent Funeral Fund

March 10th, 2017

  CHARLESTON, W.V. – Drug overdose deaths in West Virginia are overwhelming the state’s funeral directors and funeral funds.   A state program that provides burial assistance to those without financial resources has dried up. Addiction Campuses spoke with Robert Klimes, Executive Director of the West Virginia Funeral Homes Association, who says the Indigent Funeral Fund, normally awarded $2.2 million… more

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Could Marijuana Tax Revenue Funds Help Battle Addiction?

March 9th, 2017

Massachusetts Lawmaker Proposes Marijuana Tax Revenue Fund Battle Against Opioid Addiction   BOSTON, Mass. (March 9, 2017) – House Speaker Robert DeLeo just this week proposed using tax from legal marijuana sales in Massachusetts to create a Substance Addiction Fund while speaking to the Boston Chamber of Commerce, Boston.com reports.   The state is expected to gain revenue from the… more

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Our Son Refuses To Go To Rehab. What Should We Do?

March 7th, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Our Son Refuses To Go To Rehab. What Should We Do? If your loved one struggles with addiction, you’ve probably wished they would seek help and get well. You’re tired of riding the emotional roller coaster with them. You’re tired of the chaos and drama. You’re tired of the pain and… more

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Hope Not Handcuffs: Police Departments Join To Offer Resources Over Jail Time For Drug Offenses

March 2nd, 2017

FERNDALE, Mich. (March 2, 2017) – Those suffering from addiction now have access to treatment without fear of jail time thanks to the newly implemented Hope Not Handcuffs program – the latest addition to a nationwide movement occurring in police departments across the country.   The Macomb County and Ferndale Police Departments are the only law enforcement agencies in the… more

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A Letter To Me Before I Became Addicted.

February 28th, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses.   A Letter To Me Before I Became Addicted.   No one thinks addiction will happen to them. But it does. I write to the girl I once was, but this is a cautionary tale for all who dabble in substance. Hello, sweetie. Sometimes we get a message that changes our… more

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Should Families Ever Force Addicted Relatives Into Rehab?

February 22nd, 2017

There is something about addiction that makes families feel powerless. Parents, spouses and siblings watch helplessly as their loved ones seemingly self-destruct. So often, our Treatment Specialists take calls from desperate parents, grandparents, husbands or wives – calling on behalf of their addicted loved one. So often, our Treatment Specialists here the question, “How can I make him get help?”… more

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One Mother Admits; I Am Addicted To Helping My Son.

February 21st, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses.   One Mother Admits; I Am Addicted To Helping My Son.   When you love someone struggling with addiction you hear terms like codependent and enabling, but one mother recently took it a step further.  Joanne – not her real name – admits she is addicted to helping her son. Joanne… more

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Louisville’s Epidemic: 151 Overdoses In 4 Days

February 16th, 2017

  LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (February 16, 2017) – This week when CNN shadowed first responders in Kentucky, nine overdoses occurred during the three hour time frame of the network’s ride-a-long, shedding more light on the opioid epidemic claiming 144 lives a day in the United States.   In a town of just 766,000 people, Sonia Moghe reports that many of the… more

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