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Do Prison Sentences Need To Be Reduced For Drug Felons?

April 20th, 2017

Do Prison Sentences Need To Be Reduced For Drug Felons?   WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 19, 2017) – A bill introduced in 2015 that would have allowed some nonviolent federal inmates to seek shorter sentences was never voted on by the United States Congress. The legislation, introduced by Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, would have impacted thousands of federal inmates whose… more

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Mom Got Help And This Happened To Her Addicted Son.

April 18th, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Mom Got Help And This Happened To Her Addicted Son.   Gina (not her real name) peeled potatoes at her kitchen sink, listening for sounds coming from upstairs where her son Mark slept. Even though it was almost dinner it wasn’t unusual for Mark (not his real name) to be in… more

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Words Matter: Changing The Way We Discuss Addiction

April 13th, 2017

Words Matter: Changing The Way We Discuss Addiction   WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 13, 2017) – Most of us think of language as a simple way to communicate ideas, but research shows that language actually affects perception – and how we perceive something can make a big difference in how we think and act in regards to a topic.   Research… more

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Should Opioid Abuse Education Be Required In Schools?

April 12th, 2017

A Growing Epidemic   Heroin and prescription opioids are destroying families and communities across the country. More Americans now die from drug overdoses than car wrecks. In fact, between 2010 and 2015, heroin deaths increased nearly 328%. Now, many leaders are scrambling to combat the growing issue – and some are looking at starting with a younger age group.  … more

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5 Behaviors Addicted Persons Use To Keep YOU Off Their Back.

April 11th, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. 5 Behaviors Your Addicted Loved One Uses To Keep You Off Their Back.   Have you ever tried to talk with your addicted loved one only to have them blow up in your face? Have you ever felt crazy, like you did something wrong? Are you being trained to ‘shut up’?… more

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To Anyone Living With Addiction, I See You.

April 6th, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. To Anyone Living With Addiction, I See You. Addiction is our great equalizer. It affects every race, gender and age. It doesn’t matter how much money you have in the bank or what you do for a living. One in seven families across North America are struggling with it. These families… more

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5 Things You May Be Sacrificing In A Loved One’s Addiction

March 29th, 2017

Nearly 23.5 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol – and for every person who is addicted, there is – at the very least – one other person who loves them.   Addiction has a way of complicating everything it touches, including love. It can blur the line between helping and hurting, loving and enabling. Addiction can convince us… more

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What My Child’s Addiction Taught Me

March 28th, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses.   What My Child’s Addiction Taught Me.   He came into this world without a peep. After a long and arduous labor, my child was finally here. The doctor cut the umbilical cord and the nurse plopped the tiny pink and white baby onto my chest. His dark blue eyes blinked… more

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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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