Category: Addiction, Blog, Drug Addiction, Enabling

Without Help, Families Risk Becoming As Sick As Their Addicted Loved Ones.

June 14th, 2016

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Without Help, Families Risk Becoming As Sick As Their Addicted Loved Ones. Addiction continues to flourish nationwide. We have an epidemic that is killing more people now than ever before.  To curb this crisis, much has to change. Legislation, insurance, more treatment beds, longer treatment stays, mandatory specialized addiction training for… 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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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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STATE OF AFFAIRS: Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program Launched in North Dakota

March 10th, 2016

  BISMARCK, N.D. (March 10, 2016) – Home to the exact geographical center of North America, the state of North Dakota is also center to a new program aimed at giving more people access to education in behavioral healthcare. Students in addiction treatment will receive relief of their loan payback for up to five years.   The state’s Legislature provided… more

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Addiction, Isolation and the Cycle of Loneliness

March 7th, 2016

Addiction is the loneliest disease.   Sometimes our own thoughts have the sharpest tongues. It’s hard to be inside our own heads: A place where there are no limits to cruel words and doubt. It’s a place that’s hard to escape – especially when addiction is involved.   Isolation and loneliness have an overwhelming effect on drug addiction and alcoholism…. more

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: Addiction to Opioids Reaches Full-Blown Epidemic in North Carolina

March 3rd, 2016
State Of Affairs North Carolina

Fatalities Due to Drug Abuse Hit Record Levels RALEIGH, N.C. (March 3, 2016) – Drug overdose took the lives of 1,358 people in the state of North Carolina during 2014 – more than the number who died in traffic accidents. “For far too long, the conventional thinking was that drug addiction was a choice made by criminals who are already… 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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Lincoln’s Story – Hope in the Face of a Drug Epidemic

January 29th, 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 of The Treehouse,… more

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Drugs Are Winning, My Relationship Is Losing

January 27th, 2016
Drugs are Winning, My Relationship is Losing

Here’s a question – one that may be uncomfortable to answer, or even think about if someone you or someone you love is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction:   What does addiction do?   We looked up a standard definition of “drug addiction” that explained that addiction is a disease or condition that is brought about when a… 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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