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About Lorelie

My name is Lorelie Rozzano and I'm a recovering addict (17 years) People often ask me why I write about such a difficult topic. I write about addiction for 2 reasons. First so that I never forget what I’d become – inhuman and deranged. Second so that families stand a chance against addiction. Addicts manipulate, lie, cheat and steal. They use YOUR love to their advantage. I know because I too, behaved in this way. Addicts will do what ever it takes to get their next fix. They are SICK and their illness is all consuming. No other illness is as powerful nor can it destroy entire families, the way addiction can. Learning how to love your addict without enabling their illness is extremely difficult. I pray my posts encourage both families members and addicts to get the help they so desperately need, and deserve.

Growing up Chaotic Radio Show – Wednesday, August, 14th @7pm EDT – Part 2 – Tips For The Families And Friends Of Addicts

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“Addiction is a family disease. It affects our friends and family as much as it does us.” As a recovering addict, Anna Deeds, LPC, knows this painful truth first hand.

In this episode we continue our conversation with Anna regarding her tips for the family and friends of addicts.

In case you missed it, you can listen to the previous interview by clicking here.

Anna Deeds is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She has an Undergraduate degree in Psychology from Marymount University and a Master’s degree in Counselor Education from Duquesne University. She has been working in the field of addiction for 6 years while mindfully maintaining 7 years of sobriety.  Anna has a blog and website called Challenging Addiction and she also writes, as an addiction expert, for Choose Help.

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