What’s in your syringe?

The fact that heroin addicts inject opiates into their veins, is not new news. But did you know their families inject substances equally as deadly? They may not get the same high, but it’s toxic, none the less. The well being of the addict’s family, becomes dependent on the addict’s behaviour.  Simply put, the way their day
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I’m pleased to announce I’ve joined forces with Addiction Campuses!

Need Help? Let’s Talk. 1 888.614.2379. January 2, 2015 **ADDICTION CAMPUSES JOINS FORCES WITH CANADIAN AUTHOR TO BRING ILLNESS TO LIGHT** Contributor has Survived Alcoholism from Every Angle BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Addiction Campuses announced today a partnership with an internationally recognized author, Lorelie Rozzano. This is yet another avenue for Addiction Campuses to reach those
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Christmas in The Addict’s Family.

Christmas is a time to celebrate family, laughter, long talks and great food. Many of you are busy right now preparing for the days ahead. The pantry has been stalked with your favourite foods. The turkey is in the freezer. Presents are waiting to be wrapped. Stockings are stuffed. Countless hours have been spent in the
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Addiction. Don’t let your kids play!

Did you know addiction is a FAMILY disease? Children who grow up in homes with #ADDICTION are at HIGH RISK to repeat the cycle. Gracie’s Secret is a little book, with a powerful message. Our children need support too. Don’t miss this opportunity to WIN a FREE book! (A great Christmas idea too!) This book is
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A POWERLESS RANT.

Sometimes I’d like to scream, or cry. Or maybe pound the walls until my knuckles are bruised and bloodied. Instead I take a deep breath and bite my tongue. Literally. There is no greater frustration than families ‘helping‘ when it comes to addiction. Addiction is a progressive and terminal disease. It can’t survive without an
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Fear or Faith? Your choice.

We all know that suffocating FEAR we feel when our loved one is an addict. It’s a heavy, exhausting blanket of of what if’s and brain noise. The more attention we pay it, the bigger it grows. So how do we minimize our fear? Truthfully, you don’t. Not until you have something else to put
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I LOVE you to DEATH.

I know reading this post is going to upset some of you. I don’t write from a position of wishful thinking, but rather one of experience. Not only am I a recovering addict of 17 years. I work in the field of addiction and I’ve sat with hundreds of addicts and their families, and one
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Celebrating the holidays and family dynamics.

Happy Thanksgiving Canada! Many families will soon be sitting down at the dinner table together, to celebrate Thanksgiving. Mom is up early. She is busy making the dressing, as the turkey sits out waiting to be stuffed. Others in the household might have taken this time as an opportunity to catch up on their beauty
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Are your kids effected by addiction?

My conversation with Denise Krochta on Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101. This week’s show is all about planning for a peaceful and joyful Holiday Season no matter what chaos and drama is in our lives.  The discussion is about what we can do ahead of time so we plan before a crisis happens.  Denise shares
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Hold On Pain Ends.

17 years ago I couldn’t imagine life without A and D. Today I can’t imagine life with it. Back then if I’d been asked, I would have told you getting clean was the hardest thing I would ever do. But today looking back, I realize that’s not true. The hardest thing I ever do in
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