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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.

Giveaway: Gracie’s Secret by Lorelie Rozzano

Giveaway: Gracie's Secret by Lorelie Rozzano.

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Meet Rebel Author, Lorelie Rozzano

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I’d like to introduce my fellow Rebel Author, Lorelie Rozzano

Lorelie Rozzano is a recovering addict. She is also a mother, wife, grandmother, foster parent, author, small business owner, sister, aunt, daughter and friend.
For Rozzano, a phone call to her parents when she had reached her lowest point, out of work, money and friends due to her addictions, turned things around and brought her to treatment. She has now been living clean and sober for 16 years.
And it is this success and desire to share her knowledge and the possibility of help to others that led to the creation of her first book Jagged Little Edges, and then her second, Jagged Little Lies, for she has now found what she needed to soften those edges that were destroying her life.
“The relief I had in becoming well was actually what I had been looking for in…

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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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