Category: Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Blog, Mental Health

SAD In The Summertime

July 20th, 2016

There’s something about summertime that often drives some extra excitement. Just as an example, take a look at some of the songs written, played and remembered about summer:   “Summertime and the living is easy…” – Sublime, Doin’ Time “Summer, summer, summer time…” – Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff, Summertime “Summer loving, having a blast…” – John Travolta &… more

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Addiction Recovery: Finding Self Forgiveness

July 18th, 2016

You’ve probably heard a lot about forgiveness when it comes to recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Forgiving others – especially when there has been a negative history or even trauma – can take a lot of effort to work through. Even with that being said, for those who have struggled with drug and alcohol addiction forgiving themselves can be… more

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How Becoming Vulnerable In Addiction Recovery Changes Everything

July 13th, 2016

One of the biggest points of feedback we hear from our graduates, reflecting on their time at our campuses surrounds their first few days or first week in treatment:   “I was so nervous my first week, but something shifted and I am so grateful I stayed.”   “The first few days were really hard, but it was the best… more

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Four Of The Biggest Myths About Trauma And Addiction

July 11th, 2016

One of the most prominent triggers for drug abuse and addiction is unresolved trauma. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),  as the number of traumatic events experienced during childhood increases, the risk for addiction, alcoholism, depression and suicide attempts also increase.   Recognizetrauma.org explains that people who have experienced trauma are: 15 times more likely… more

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Early Recovery Advice – From People In Recovery

June 15th, 2016

If recovering from addiction was as easy as “just stopping” – no one would be addicted. Unfortunately, some people in active addiction who are ready for a change may hope that their lives will instantly become perfect from the moment they stop drinking or using drugs, or even from the time the graduate from an addiction treatment program. When they… more

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Former Federal Prosecutor Shares Story of Hope & Redemption

March 21st, 2016

Andrew McKenna Shares Story of Hope and Redemption Former Federal Prosecutor Breaks Silence After Nearly 6 Years in Prison   ALBANY, New York (March 21, 2016) – What force can drive someone with a successful career in criminal justice, a wife and three children, and a seemingly perfect life to leading a double life of robbing banks and eventually withdrawals… more

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After Drug Rehab – Healing with Family

March 14th, 2016

Choosing to enter rehab can be one of the most difficult decisions you must make in your life. As human beings, we’re wired to fight to the end to make things work on their own, and we’ll go to battle to maintain control. The disease of addiction makes us think we’re not sick – and thrives upon our egos. Admitting… more

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Josh’s Story: Hope in the Face of a Drug Epidemic

February 19th, 2016

Our country is experiencing a drug epidemic.  100 people die a day from drug overdoses.  Heroin is taking out entire cities. People are becoming hopelessly addicted to painkillers.  Meth labs are everywhere. But all’s not lost. There is hope. There is healing. Today we are sharing with you a story of one of our friends, a graduate and now pastor… more

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Forgiving An Addicted Loved One

February 17th, 2016

Getting “Forgiving” All Wrong.   I’m a sucker for the word, “SORRY.”   Like most people at some point, I’ve been lied to, cheated on, wrongly chewed out and manipulated. It doesn’t feel good to hold those emotions of anger and betrayal. In fact, it’s exhausting. So when the individual who has done me wrong gives me a heartfelt “sorry”,… more

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The Power of WE – Addicts Saving Addicts.

February 16th, 2016

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. The Power of WE – Addicts Saving Addicts. To look at the buildings’ exterior you’d never know that lives were being saved there. Church basements or meeting rooms all across the world are doing it – saving lives, one addict or alcoholic – one day at a time. If you’ve never… more

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