Category: Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Blog, Trauma

Four Of The Biggest Myths About Trauma And Addiction

July 11th, 2016

One of the most prominent triggers for drug abuse and addiction is unresolved trauma. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),  as the number of traumatic events experienced during childhood increases, the risk for addiction, alcoholism, depression and suicide attempts also increase.   Recognizetrauma.org explains that people who have experienced trauma are: 15 times more likely… 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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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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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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Our Top 15 Addiction Blogs of 2015

December 30th, 2015
Addiction Campuses Best Blogs

Many lives were renewed through recovery this year. Was yours one of them? We reach tens of thousands of people and families everyday with messages of hope, information, and encouragement to do so. We strive to ensure that our words connect those in recovery, inspire and inform families searching for answers, and revive individuals who feel that they have lost… more

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

October 23rd, 2015
Cori's Story of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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 is not lost. There is hope. There is healing. Today we are sharing with you a story of one of our friends, a recent graduate from… more

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

July 9th, 2015
Hopehands

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 is not lost. There is hope. There is healing. Today we are sharing with you a story of one of our friends, a recent graduate from… more

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

July 2nd, 2015
Hopehands

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 is not lost. There is hope. There is healing. Today we are sharing with you a story of one of our friends, Harold. Harold’s story is… more

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Building a Future after Trauma and Addictiton

May 25th, 2015

Addiction reaches every aspect of a person’s life – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It affects family, friends, neighbors, co-workers. No one is left untouched by this disease. Addiction Campuses’ focus in the month of May, turns to a four-part series with an esteemed author and colleague, Dr. Jason Brooks, who will share insight on trauma and addiction. Part 1… more

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Childhood Trauma Triggered My Addiction.

May 22nd, 2015

Sometimes, the only thing more difficult than experiencing a trauma such as childhood abuse or rape – is talking about it. Today, one of our friends has taken the courageous action to reveal a layer of her past; a layer of trauma that eventually played a role in her addiction; a layer that took her years to work through. Our… more

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