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Why Addiction And Overdose Is The Next Big Talk You Need To Have With Your Teenager

August 23rd, 2017

Raising a teenager is not a job for the faint of heart. It requires compassion, flexibility and a whole lot of patience. As adolescents struggle to find their identity during their teenage years, the line between giving them more independence without completely losing control can be difficult to navigate for parents. Throw in puberty, friends, social media and several other… more

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The Difference Between Helping And Enabling Is This

August 22nd, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. The Difference Between Helping And Enabling Is This Addiction is an insidious illness that compromises every aspect of life. It also negatively impacts the lives of family members. This disease is more powerful than the will to survive. Complicating matters further, most with it don’t know they have it until end… more

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Second Chances, Saving Lives And Why Naloxone Needs To Be In The Hands Of All First Responders

August 18th, 2017

States are losing the battle against life threatening opioid drugs, such as fentanyl and heroin. “The opioid problem is really bad,” says Daniel Kirk, a firefighter and paramedic who has worked in Massachusetts and Rhode Island for nearly four years. “An overdose doesn’t care who you are. I’ve treated overdose patients that are 17-years-old, and I’ve treated overdose patients who… more

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International Overdose Awareness Day Is August 31. Here’s Why It Matters.

August 17th, 2017

When it comes to addiction and overdose, there are a lot of statistics that illustrate the degree to which our nation is suffering from an addiction epidemic. It isn’t necessarily easy to digest the full spectrum of the problem, but, consider this: Whether it be you, your child, your parent, your grandchild, sibling, friend or spouse – any person under… more

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Living Life With The Disease Of Addiction

August 15th, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses Living Life With The Disease Of Addiction Not all of us can say we’ve lived two lives in one body, but I can. And so have many others. 23 million people across North America experience this phenomenon. We are the people in recovery. The ones who are living life with the… more

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“Mommy Please Come Home.”

August 8th, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. “Mommy Please Come Home.” Addiction comes in every color, shape, sex and form. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what you do for a living, or how much money you have in the bank. Addiction is our great equalizer. It impacts everyone, but no one is more affected than our… more

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Keeping The Peace. Surviving In Families With Addiction.

August 1st, 2017

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Keeping The Peace. Surviving In Families With Addiction. When a family member struggles with addiction, everyone in the family feels it. Living with a substance abuser is intense, scary, painful and chaotic. To minimize the chaos balance is sought within the family system. Family dynamics are the patterns of relating, or… more

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FDA Head Wants Insurers, Pharmacy Benefit Managers To Help Curb Opioid Prescriptions

July 27th, 2017

FDA Head Wants Insurers, Pharmacy Benefit Managers To Help Curb Opioid Prescriptions   WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 27, 2017) – Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration Scott Gottlieb, M.D. tells Bloomberg that insurers and pharmacy benefit managers could help control massive opioid dispensing, which could mean a change advocates have been hoping for: changing labels and mandatory training for doctors…. more

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Dear Mom. I Didn’t Mean To Hurt You.

July 25th, 2017

Dear Mom. I Didn’t Mean To Hurt You.   We were driving down a windy road on our way to visit my grandmother in the hospital. The smell of pizza waffled in the air and my stomach turned over. I fought the urge to vomit. My head was pounding, my nose dripped and my legs hurt. Withdrawal was setting in…. more

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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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