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Study Shows Dramatic Rise In Number Of Babies Born Addicted To Opioids

July 20th, 2017

Study Shows Dramatic Rise In Number Of Babies Born Addicted To Opioids   WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 14, 2017) – Findings published in the journal Addiction last month show that the number of newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has quadrupled in recent years, costing hundreds of million dollars more than it did a decade ago.   The findings showed that… more

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My Addicted Adult Child Needs Help. Will He Ever Be Well?

July 18th, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. My Addicted Adult Child Needs Help. Will He Ever Be Well?   You gave birth to them. You snuggled them. You tucked them in at night. You scared away the boogey man and you kept them safe. Some say, there is no deeper love than a Mother’s love for her child…. more

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7 Unsafe People For Your Recovery From Addiction

July 17th, 2017

Relationships And Addiction Recovery Active addiction has a way of impacting all of our relationships; families, marriages, friendships all change when alcohol or drugs take control. Drugs and alcohol don’t just damage the body, they can also damage our most valuable relationships.   But what about after addiction? When healing takes place and you’re on the road to recovery?  … more

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Addiction Isn’t All About Using

July 12th, 2017

Kristi Wesbrooks Tinin-Hodge is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Addiction Isn’t All About Using With my son’s addiction, I have learned a lot. One thing that has stood out to me the most in his particular case, and I’m sure there are many others like this, is that his addiction didn’t start with drug abuse. Yes. You read that… more

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Having Hope When All Seems Hopeless – Addiction In The Family.

July 11th, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Having Hope When All Seems Hopeless – Addiction In the Family.   If you love someone struggling with addiction, you’re not alone. One in seven families are in the same boat. A war is happening and it’s being played out behind closed doors all across North America.   The stigma around… more

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Study: Imprisoning Drug Offenders Doesn’t Work (But We Knew This)

July 6th, 2017

Pew Charitable Trusts released a study using data on drug imprisonment, drug use, overdoses and drug arrests and found no evidence that they affected one another.   “There seems to be this assumption that tougher penalties will send a stronger message and deter people from involvement with drugs,” says Director of Pew’s public safety performance project (which works to reform… more

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How To Avoid Relapse On The 4th Of July.

July 3rd, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. How To Avoid Relapse On The 4th Of July. Some of the most difficult challenges in early sobriety are making it through the days when social drinking is accepted and even expected. The 4th of July is the perfect excuse to over-indulge. In my drinking/using days, holiday celebrations were just one… more

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White House Advisor Kellyanne Conway’s Comments On Addiction Spark Controversy

June 29th, 2017

Senator Ed Markey Demands Apology From White House After Advisor Kellyanne Conway’s Comments On Addiction     WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 29, 2017) – Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey is demanding an apology from the White House after Advisor Kellyanne Conway’s comments on ABC This Week regarding addiction. During the interview, Conway, in response to a question about the Senate’s new healthcare… more

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4 Things You Can Do To Help A Loved One Who Doesn’t Want Help

June 28th, 2017

From time to time, encouraging stories will pop up in the news or on social media, detailing a person’s excruciating battle against cancer or catastrophic injury. Often times, the survivor or his family will talk about their willingness to fight the illness or injury; crediting determination in their healing.   But what about when a loved one is battling addiction?… more

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My Parents Won’t Stop Enabling My Addicted Brother. What Can I Do?

June 27th, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. My Parents Won’t Stop Enabling My Addicted Brother. What Can I Do? Sherry – not her real name – says her brother Jim – not his real name – is a stranger to her.  She and Jim were close when they were little, but that all changed when Jim entered eighth… more

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