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Healing Through A Home Cooked Meal: Thanksgiving In Treatment

November 23rd, 2017

No one envisions themselves spending Thanksgiving in treatment for substance addiction. However, for many, spending Thanksgiving in treatment is something that they will have to face in order to regain control of their life. While spending such an iconic holiday away from home and loved ones can be a distressing thought, it doesn’t have to be a distressing reality. At… more

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5 Tips For Dealing With A Loved One’s Addiction This Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2017

Families gathered around a large table sharing what they’re thankful for and enjoying a home-cooked meal together. Loved ones watching the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade together before enjoying football over turkey and stuffing. These classic images of family joy and bliss are often associated with the Thanksgiving holiday. Unfortunately, not every family experiences these idyllic Thanksgiving moments. For many,… more

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Thanksgiving Is A Great Time To Get Clean And Sober

November 21st, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Thanksgiving Is A Great Time To Get Clean And Sober — If living one more day in hell doesn’t sound appealing to you, think about this; it’s time to do something about your addiction. Thanksgiving is a great time to go to treatment. Your family will be grateful you’re getting help… more

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Bouncing Back From A Relapse

November 17th, 2017

Author, Rebecca Baillie, is a treatment specialist and guest blogger for Addiction Campuses.  — “You’re going to leave me, aren’t you? Please don’t give up on me. I’ll get better, I’ll be who I was again. I love you, please don’t leave me.” I’m watching the trees fly by through the truck window as my fiancé drives west through Tennessee…. more

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Understanding Polysubstance Dependence

November 15th, 2017

The public is often taught that those struggling with addiction have a “drug of choice,” or one specific substance that they abuse regularly. However, this is rarely the case. The unfortunate reality is that nearly half of all overdose deaths in the United States are not isolated to one drug. In recent years, it’s become increasingly common that overdose deaths… more

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People In Recovery- Please Stand Up And Speak Out

November 14th, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. People In Recovery- Please Stand Up And Speak Out. — North America is facing an addiction crisis, but there is a solution. We need to be talking about it in our schools, homes and workplace. With 23 million people in recovery, the message should be one of hope. Addiction is a… more

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Does Alcohol Abuse Cause Brain Damage?

November 9th, 2017

Most people have experienced the side effects of excessive alcohol usage at least once in their life. Staggering, slurred speech, blurry vision and loss of motor skills are just a few of the most common indicators that someone has had too much to drink. These behaviors occur when drinking because of the way that alcohol affects the brain. These symptoms… more

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Addiction Isn’t Black Or White- It’s This

November 7th, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Addiction Isn’t Black Or White- It’s This — Recovering from addiction is highly rewarding, yet challenging at the same time. There is nothing quick or easy about it. To change one’s life, one must first acknowledge that there is a problem. Denial plays a key role in this disease. Substance abusers… more

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Kyron’s Story: The Balancing Act Of A Life In Recovery

November 2nd, 2017

At Addiction Campuses, we see first-hand the heartbreak and pain that addiction causes every day. When one person suffers from addiction, everyone close to them feels the weight of their struggle. However, we also know that it doesn’t have to be this way. Not every addiction story has to end in tragedy. With an estimated 23.5 million adults living in… more

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Self-Medicating An Anxiety Disorder

November 1st, 2017

Experiencing a mild amount of anxiety is a perfectly normal reaction to stressful situations. A new study released by the Journal of Individual Differences noted that a small amount of anxiety could even give people the motivation to excel at their tasks. Unfortunately, for the 40 million American adults that suffer from an anxiety disorder, their reaction to stress or… more

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