Category: Addiction, Addiction Treatment, Blog, State of Affairs

STATE OF AFFAIRS: Mid-Atlantic Makes Strides In Combating Addiction

June 30th, 2016

ONE YEAR LATER: Addiction Campuses Asks “Where Are They Now?” An Update on the Progress of the Mid-Atlantic States   (June 30, 2016) – Over a year ago, Addiction Campuses took to the streets to bring you the most up-to-the-minute, detailed accounts of our nation’s drug epidemic state by state. We spoke with the nation’s top leaders in addiction, recovery,… more

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Should Patients Be Discharged For Breaking Rules In Treatment?

June 28th, 2016

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses.   Should Patients Be Discharged For Breaking Rules In Treatment? As parents, we teach our children to be polite, follow the rules and have manners. They learn words like, “yes, please” and “no, thank you”. We hold them responsible and instill boundaries. No, you can’t have more ice-cream. No, you can’t… more

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The 3 Biggest Reasons People Don’t Seek Help For Addiction

June 27th, 2016

Our country is facing an overwhelming growth in drug and alcohol addiction. While the most recent statistic show that more than 23 million people in the U.S. are living with addiction, only roughly 10% of people with addiction actually seek and receive help for the condition. This means that over 20 million people who need treatment for addiction – aren’t… 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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Addiction Professionals Hopeful After CDC Crackdown on Painkiller Prescriptions

March 18th, 2016

Addiction Professionals Hopeful After CDC Crackdown on Painkiller Prescriptions NEW YORK, New York (March 18, 2014) – After more than 200,000 deaths from opioid overdoses – a 900% increase – since 2000, new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control have some addiction professionals, therapists and licensed counselors seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.   The CDC released… more

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: New CDC Guidelines Could Put Pressure on Oklahoma Doctors

March 17th, 2016

  OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma – (March 17, 2016) – We’ve seen it a countless number of times. An innocent prescription turns deadly for 40 people every day in the United States. But in Oklahoma, which ranks 10th in overdoses nationwide, some doctors say new guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control aren’t practical, and could do more harm than… more

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What To Do – And What NOT To Do When A Loved One Is Addicted

March 16th, 2016

Discovering a Loved One’s Addiction.   Drug and alcohol addiction don’t happen overnight. Addiction typically occurs when people use a prescription medication like Hydrocodone or Xanax over an extended period of time, drink alcohol consistently and increasing over a period of time, or continually use illicit drugs. However, just because your loved one’s drinking or drug-using has been going on… more

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

March 11th, 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 and new coworker, and a… more

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Who’s Protecting You – From You?

March 8th, 2016
Recovering from Addiction and Codependency

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Who’s protecting you – from you? (Recovering from addiction and codependency.)   It’s not news that addicts are dying in their chase to get high. Nor is it surprising they do horrible things to feed their habit. Lying, stealing and hurting people become an everyday occurrence, in which the addicted person… more

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Why You Can’t Wait For Rock Bottom

March 4th, 2016
Why You Can't Wait to Hit Rock Bottom

“When she hits her rock bottom, she’ll be ready.”   “He has to hit bottom before he will change.”   “Rehab won’t help if she hasn’t hit rock bottom.”   Rock Bottom is One of the Biggest Misconceptions Regarding Addiction.   If you’re waiting for a son or daughter, spouse, parent or friend to get help for a drug or… more

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3 Reasons To Avoid An Addiction Treatment Center

February 22nd, 2016

They’re ready.   It’s the moment you’ve waited for: Your loved one is finally ready to get help for addiction. He’s sick and tired of living life under the influence of prescription pills; she’s admitted that heroin has taken over and she needs to get her life back. They’ve made one of the most difficult choices of their life –… more

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