What are You Giving Up for Lent?

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What are you giving up this Lent?

It’s the Holy Week and many  use this season to go out and frolic at the beach or travel. However, as a recovering addict or alcoholic, you may use this Lenten Season as a turning point.

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Process Addiction: All You Need to Know

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Process addiction or behavioral addiction revolves around compulsions. Let’s find out more about this type of addiction disorder.

Addiction doesn’t just occur in the form of substances such as drugs and alcohol. There are instances when physical dependence is not the only criteria for someone to be diagnosed with an addiction. Process addiction, also known as behavioral addiction, can also happen without the physical effects like those with substance addiction.

Let’s take a closer look at process addiction.

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Alcohol Poisoning: What You Need to Know

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What most people may not realize is that alcohol is, in fact, poison. A given amount of alcohol in your bloodstream can be toxic and can lead to alcohol poisoning.

Alcohol poisoning is real. In fact, many people all over the globe die from this. One moment they’re drinking and the next they’re unconscious. Before you know it, they’re gone.  Read More

Alcohol and Aggression: What’s the Connection?

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Alcohol and aggression are often intertwined. People who are intoxicated often lead to fights and arguments that can sometimes be very serious. This is because alcohol can make people become more confrontation and less inhibited, more confident and less level-headed. Read More

10 Reasons Why Sober Guys Make the Best Boyfriends

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Do sober guys really make the best boyfriends? Let’s find out.

In our culture when masculinity is equated with how much alcohol you can down, being sober can come with its set of stereotypes. If you don’t drink, for example, people will call you as “KJ” or “killjoy.” Sober men in general may also be stereotyped as overly serious or snobbish, too “square,” self-absorbed, or even a ticking time bomb that could fall back to addiction anytime.

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8 Benefits of Private In-Patient Addiction Rehab

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The problem of addiction is prevalent in almost every corner of the world. It has affected millions of individuals and their families. In-patient addiction rehab programs, such as those provided by Bridges of Hope, offer expertly managed care for those who are struggling with drug, alcohol, and behavioral addictions. Read More

World’s 10 Most Dangerous Street Drugs

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Unlike other narcotics that have psychoactive effects and increased risks for addiction, these dangerous street drugs have effects that are straight out of some horror movie.

Obviously, illicit drugs are dangerous. There’s the risk of addiction, coupled with a wide range of negative short and long term effects. However, many people around the world are also addicted to what you can consider as the world’s most dangerous drugs because they have imminent and even instant effects that are truly sinister. Read More

Is Your Teen Using? How to Spot Drug Paraphernalia

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Drug paraphernalia is easy to spot if you know where to look. For parents of kids or partners of adults who are abusing drugs, it’s important to know how to spot drug paraphernalia and know for sure if your loved ones need professional drug addiction treatment.

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Addiction Codependency: The Wolf You Feed

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Addiction codependency is not as talked about much as addiction itself. However, the two do together and are involved in a mutually destructive cycle as both the addicts and the codependents develop maladaptive coping strategies.

When it comes to family, marriage, and relationships, part of it all is love, devotion, working through obstacles and sharing burdens together. However, when it comes to addiction codependency, sharing the burden of addiction can do more harm than good. Read More

Sober is the New Sexy: Here’s Why

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These days, sexy can mean so many different things. For some, sexy means being confident in your own skin. For others, sexy is about the curves, the six-pack, the toned muscles, the skimpy bikinis, or even the smarts. However, social media has redefined what it is to be sexy as every photo posted could probably be photoshopped, filtered, and packaged to garner more likes. It can be easy to lose perspective on what it is to really be sexy.

What you may not realize, however, is that sober people have many qualities that make them sexy–without the photoshop and filters.  Read More