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The Relationship Between Substance Abuse And Obesity

Substance abuse can lead to addiction, or a substance use disorder (SUD), which is defined by compulsive drug use despite harmful consequences. Obesity is a disorder involving too much body fat, or being substantially overweight,...

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Addiction Campuses  |  June 21st, 2018

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Can Adverse Childhood Experiences Cause Addiction?

Whether it’s a broken bone, perpetually scraped knees or a healthy fear of the dark, no one leaves childhood unscathed. At some point, we were all faced with events in our past that left us...

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Addiction Campuses  |  May 22nd, 2018

7 Things You Should Know About The Addicted Person’s Family

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. 7 Things You Should Know About The Addicted Person’s Family — If you’ve never loved someone who struggles with addiction, you’re lucky. You’ll never know the...

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Lorelie Rozzano  |  May 22nd, 2018

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The Connection Between Addiction And Violence

Substance abuse and addiction have long been associated with violence in society’s mind. Research does show that the presence of addiction increases the likelihood of violent behavior, however that connection is affected by multiple factors....

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Addiction Campuses  |  May 18th, 2018

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How Can You Prevent Substance Abuse? National Prevention Week 2018

National Prevention Week is held every year in order to increase public awareness of and action around addiction and mental health. Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Prevention Week...

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Addiction Campuses  |  May 18th, 2018

7 Things You Should Know About People Who Struggle With Addiction

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. 7 Things You Should Know About People Who Struggle With Addiction. — If you’ve never struggled with addiction, you’re lucky. You will never know the horror...

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Lorelie Rozzano  |  May 15th, 2018

The Link Between Postpartum Depression And Addiction

Motherhood is filled with unexpected challenges and stressors. While most new moms will experience some feelings of sadness or fear in the days after childbirth, the baby blues normally wear off after a few days....

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Addiction Campuses  |  May 14th, 2018

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What Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

Alcohol is toxic to humans. Drinking too much alcohol causes decreased coordination, impaired decision-making, memory loss and extreme dehydration. If alcohol can cause this much damage to a grown adult, imagine how much harm it...

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Addiction Campuses  |  May 11th, 2018

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The Cycle Of Depression And Addiction

Rates of depression have been increasing rapidly in the last few years, making it one of the most prevalent mental illnesses in America. Despite the rapid growth in the number of people diagnosed with depression,...

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Addiction Campuses  |  May 9th, 2018

A Message To The Mom With An Addicted Child

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. A Message To The Mom With An Addicted Child — Dear Mom, I know you’re tired. There are no words for the pain you feel, only...

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Lorelie Rozzano  |  May 8th, 2018

Aftercare And Long-Term Case Management

With so many deep changes made to the mind, body, and spirit throughout your stay at an inpatient addiction treatment facility, it’s easy to leave feeling like your whole life has been transformed. Unfortunately, the...

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Addiction Campuses  |  May 2nd, 2018

Grieving The Loss Of Someone Who Still Lives

Lorelie Rozzano is a guest blogger for Addiction Campuses. Grieving The Loss Of Someone Who Still Lives — A mother weeps quietly into her pillow at night. Her arms ache to hold her dying child,...

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Lorelie Rozzano  |  May 1st, 2018

Alcohol Abuse Statistics

Each year, Alcohol Awareness Month is held in April to help reduce the stigma that is so often associated with addiction by encouraging communities to share information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery with the public....

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Addiction Campuses  |  April 30th, 2018

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What Is Alcoholic Nose? (Rhinophyma)

Alcohol nose, or drinkers nose, is a skin condition commonly characterized by a bumpy, red or swollen appearance of the nose and cheeks. For years, it was widely believed that this condition was caused by...

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Addiction Campuses  |  April 26th, 2018

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Coping With An Alcoholic Grandparent

Grandparents can play a vital role in a grandchild’s life. They provide support, kindness, laughter and above all else, unconditional love to their grandchildren. Unfortunately, when a grandparent is struggling with alcoholism, all of this...

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Addiction Campuses  |  April 25th, 2018

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