Addiction Campuses Blog

What To Really Expect When Your Addicted Spouse Stops Drinking

April 19th, 2018
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It’s nice to believe that once your addicted spouse has stopped drinking everything will go back to normal. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. More often than not, living with your recovering partner is filled with shifting expectations and demands that can leave both of you feeling disappointed and frustrated with each other. Instead of holding onto the false hope… more

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What Is Alcohol Poisoning?

April 18th, 2018
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When a person has had too much to drink, we send them upstairs to sleep it off. Other times, we hand them a tall glass of water and force them to drink it or put them in a cold shower to shock their system into sobriety. We do these things without realizing that a person could be suffering from something… more

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Unhooking From Your Addicted Loved One

April 16th, 2018

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Unhooking From Your Addicted Loved One — Mary says her 25-year-old daughter, Gina, is going to be the death of her. Gina is a heroin addict who lives with Mary on and off, but mostly off. Mary is also raising Gina’s two children. Mary knows it’s not easy to love someone… more

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Does Drinking Alone Make Me An Alcoholic?

April 12th, 2018
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Cracking open a beer or pouring yourself a glass of wine while setting up camp on the couch in front of the TV isn’t anything to be ashamed of. For many of us, the alone time gives us a chance to relax and recharge for the next day or unwind after a long work week. While this simple pleasure is… more

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How To Talk To Someone About A Drinking Problem

April 11th, 2018
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Has someone close to you been acting different lately? Have you noticed a change in their personality or an increase in their drinking habits? If the answer is yes, this person in your life may be struggling with a drinking problem. While a drinking problem isn’t quite the same as an alcohol addiction, they share many of the same destructive… more

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I Don’t Believe In God. Can I Still Get Sober?

April 9th, 2018

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. I Don’t Believe In God. Can I Still Get Sober? — Jim claims to be a staunch atheist who believes people are naive and will buy into anything that makes them feel better about life and death. Jim says God is like Santa Claus, a nice idea, but not real. In… more

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The Dangers Of Mixing Alcohol and Energy Drinks

April 4th, 2018
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As energy drinks surge in popularity across the country, they’ve brought a new trend with them- mixing caffeinated beverages with alcohol. The combination of energy drinks and alcohol has created a host of new flavorful drinks that mask the feelings of being drunk while keeping drinkers up for hours. Despite the growing fan base, particularly among teens and young adults,… more

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My Son Says Relapse Is Part Of The Recovery Process- Is This True?

April 2nd, 2018

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. My Son Says Relapse Is Part Of The Recovery Process- Is This True? — Kate says her son Austin was clean and sober for five months when he relapsed. Now, she is frantic with worry and can’t believe he would do this to her. She was just starting to think their… more

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Can Religion Play A Role In Recovery From Addiction?

March 29th, 2018
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As a disease that thrives on isolation, addiction will destroy even the most reliable relationships in your life, including your connection with God. “Addiction takes everything away from you, including your faith,” explains Dr. Brooks, Chief People Officer at Addiction Campuses. “It doesn’t care what your purpose is or what connections you have beyond yourself. It only cares about tearing… more

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Best Relapse Prevention Techniques

March 28th, 2018
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Everyone has the best intentions of staying sober after rehab. Unfortunately, the latest research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests that upwards of 60 percent of those struggling with addiction will return to drug or alcohol abuse within a year of addiction treatment. For those who haven’t witnessed addiction in action, this statistic might sound startling. However, anyone… more

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My Child Struggles With Mental Health And Addiction Issues. How Can I Help Him?

March 26th, 2018

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. My Child Struggles With Mental Health And Addiction Issues. How Can I Help Him? — According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), over half of the individuals who suffer from drug addiction or alcoholism also have a diagnosable mental health disorder, otherwise known as a dual-diagnosis. In many cases,… more

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What Is A Typical Day In A Drug Rehab Center Like?

March 22nd, 2018

Going to a drug rehab center can be daunting for patients. While many are ready to receive much-needed help for their addiction, the fear of the unknown may keep them from reaching out for assistance. Although the process might seem scary for those who have never been, drug rehab centers can be places of self-discovery. Throughout detox and therapy sessions,… more

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Drug Abuse In College Students

March 20th, 2018

College students use their time at school as a way to find themselves and enjoy newfound freedoms they didn’t have while living under their parents’ roof. Often, these new freedoms include experimenting with drugs and alcohol. There are many reasons that college students choose to use drugs and alcohol, including stress, social pressures and anxiety. On the other hand, some… more

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A Letter To The Person Struggling With Addiction

March 19th, 2018

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. A Letter To The Person Struggling With Addiction — Dear Those Struggling With Addiction, With 144 people dying from overdose every day, it’s hard to understand why you continue to use and put your life at risk. You probably tell yourself you need it. Drugs and alcohol make you feel better…. more

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Addiction Campuses’ Weekly Roundup: 3/10 – 3/16

March 16th, 2018

 3/10/18 – 3/16/18 Some of the most noteworthy events that happened this week in the addiction and mental health community around the world. How Mommy Drinking Culture Helped Rationalize One Mom’s Alcohol Addiction With all the jokes about “mommy-juice” and “wine o-clock” circulating around the internet, drinking wine has become increasingly ingrained in mommy-culture. Writer Sarah Cottrell engaged with these… more

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