Category: Addiction, Blog, Drug Abuse Prevention, Enabling

How Do You Know If Someone Is Using Drugs?

June 21st, 2016

  Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Carol (not her real name) was searching online for local rehab facilities when she found our number and called in. She asked a question many of you have probably wondered about. Carol asked, “How do you know if someone is using drugs?” She said her 19 year old son Jason… more

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Addiction Campuses Issues Drug Alert

June 17th, 2016

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – (June 16, 2016) – Several new drugs are on the streets of America and one is possibly making its way here soon. Here’s what we know:   U-47700 The drug is not illegal, but authorities are working to change that after Johnson County, Kansas officials say a second death there has been attributed to the powerful… more

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Where Does Your Presidential Candidate Stand On Addiction?

March 17th, 2016

WHERE DOES YOUR CANDIDATE STAND ON ADDICTION? Drug abuse prevention and addiction treatment have become bipartisan issues, and with the 2016 Presidential campaign season underway, these topics remain some of the most debated issues along each candidate’s campaign trails. Here is and overview of where the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates stand on the topic of drug policy – including prevention, legalization… more

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: One in 4 Children on Nebraska Indian Reservation Born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

February 18th, 2016

STATE OF AFFAIRS: One in 4 Children on Nebraska Indian Reservation Born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Four Stores Sell Nearly 4 Million Cans of Beer Annually   LINCOLN, Nebraska – According to a recent report, it’s estimated that one out of every 4 children on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the Cornhusker State are born with fetal alcohol syndrome…. more

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5 Signs You May Be Self-Medicating

January 25th, 2016
5 Signs You May Be Self-Medicating

Imagine this: You’ve just gotten out of work for the day. It was a rough one. Your workload has been growing non-stop, and no one seems to give you anycredit. Time for a drink to shake off the day.   Things haven’t been going well in your relationship. You just got into another fight with your spouse. You’re angry, you’re… more

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: Maine Passes $3.7 Million Addiction Bill

January 21st, 2016

Maine Passes $3.7 Million Addiction Bill Bipartisan Effort Grows to Fight Epidemic   AUGUSTA, Maine – Governor Paul LePage wasted no time signing a bill unanimously passed by the state House and Senate Tuesday, in response to Maine’s growing number of overdoses and lack of treatment options.   “I’m pleased the House and Senate incorporated the common-sense recommendations of the… more

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White House Drug Czar Adds More Counties to High Intensity Drug Trafficking List

January 18th, 2016

White House Drug Czar Adds More Counties to High Intensity Drug Trafficking List First Tennessee County to be Added to Watch List   WASHINGTON, D.C. – White House drug policy director Michael Botticelli has added Blount County, Tennessee to its list of areas designated as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas, or HIDTA. HIDTA is a drug-prohibition enforcement program run by… more

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: Idaho Sees Movement in Fight Against Opioid Addiction

December 17th, 2015
Idaho Fights Against Opioid Addiction

STATE OF AFFAIRS: Idaho Sees Movement in Fight Against Opioid Addiction 16% of State’s High School Students Abuse Prescription Drugs   BOISE, Idaho – The Gem State in recent years has seen an increase in prescription drug abuse, specifically among youth, according to recent studies, as Recovery Idaho shows its first results since its March 2014 launch, and the state… more

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Should Kids Be Trained In Overdose Reversal Drugs?

November 2nd, 2015

The heroin and prescription drug epidemic in the U.S. has put pressure on law enforcement, school nurses, teachers and administrators to keep a fast-acting overdose antidote within close reach. And now, children as young as eight may be joining in on the overdose training. Recently, a community-based organization in Kentucky announced their plans to teach children how to use naloxone,… more

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5 Cities, 5 Days: What We Learned

September 14th, 2015

Last week, part of our Addiction Campuses team took an innovative approach to spreading the word about drug and alcohol addiction – and recovery, by making a trek across the state of Tennessee via RV. (Addiction Campuses’ Social Media Manager, Brittany Patterson; Creative Manager, Erin Dineen; Public Relations Manager: Brian Sullivan load onto the RV in Nashville for 5 Cities,… more

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#5Cities5Day: An Addiction Recovery Tour

September 4th, 2015

With National Recovery Month in full swing, there’s no better time to take action by spreading awareness, education, and hope when it comes to a nation plagued by drug addiction. We believe change happens when and where action is taken, and that’s why we at Addiction Campuses are making moves this month in a tour we’ve titled 5 Cities, 5… more

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FDA Approves OxyContin for 5th Graders

August 17th, 2015

You don’t have to be smarter than a fifth grader to know that OxyContin is a powerful prescription painkiller.   Late last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the prescription drug OxyContin for use in children as young as 11 years old – which, for many children, is 5th grade. Previously, the National Institute on Drug Abuse… more

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Unconditional Love And Enabling Addiction

August 3rd, 2015

“I love you just because you are you.” Unconditional love is something that can be difficult to explain to those who have never experienced it; but for those who have – mothers, fathers, grandparents, sons or daughters, even siblings and spouses – you love without restrictions or conditions. Loving someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol without restrictions or… more

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Is It Ever Too Late To Help An Addicted Loved One?

July 22nd, 2015

We hear heartbreaking stories everyday at Addiction Campuses. Stories of addiction, overdoses, and legal consequences. Stories from mothers, fathers, friends and family members – desperately explaining how their loved one is no longer the person they once knew, because of heroin, prescription drugs, and alcohol. Many people find that they’ve lost hope; that their son or granddaughter, brother or friend… more

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New Hampshire Only Able To Serve 4-6% Of Population Seeking Treatment

June 25th, 2015
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New Hampshire Ranks 2nd to Last Across the Country for Capacity to Provide State Funded Treatment to Those in Need State Currently Can Only Serve 4-6% of Population Seeking Treatment PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – This week in State of Affairs, we focus our attention on the Granite State, known for its beautiful small towns and Mount Washington, the highest peak in… more

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