Is It Love Addiction or Sex Addiction? Know the Difference

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Sex addiction can be a problem for many, not just for men but for women as well. And you know what? So is love addiction. But how do you know which is which? These two can be confusing. Let’s clear them up here.

Love addiction and sex addiction have many things in common, and this is why it’s confusing, especially since there are many myths surrounding both. While the myths we’re going to discuss in other articles, we’ll just take a look at how these two can be similar and how they can be different–and what you can do to distinguish between the two. You may even find that you know of someone who may need professional help because of sex addiction or love addiction. Read More

LOOK: How Meth Changes Your Appearance–for the Worse

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Meth is a highly addictive drugs, and its horrifying effects can have long-term effects that could be irreversible, such as psychosis, anhedonia (inability to experience happiness, and brain damage).

This is why it’s always better to get addiction treatment sooner rather than later.

To give you perspective on how meth changes you, here’s a video of the before and after photos of meth users.

WATCH this video of “The Faces of Meth”:

For those who haven’t tried meth, this video hopes to dissuade you from ever trying. And for those who are already using meth, don’t wait until your appearance changes for the worse like this.

The Horrifying Effects of Meth on Your Appearance:

  • Skin. Meth can cause widespread acne as well as dry skin. It may also cause you to experience extreme itchiness, to the point that you feel like you have bugs crawling under your skin. This can cause you to obsessively scratch and pick at your sores.
  • Change in face shape. Meth can cause you to not have the appetite to eat, which can lead to weight loss, which in turn results to a gaunt and emaciated look.
  • Meth mouth. Meth users eventually lose their teeth. This is because meth can cause you to have dry mouth, which can cause decay in your teeth. Poor hygiene as well as involuntary teeth grinding common to meth users, can also further rot away your teeth.
  • Aging. A meth addict’s appearance will always look older than they really are.

Get help now. Bridges of Hope is here to provide private, secure, effective, and affordable addiction rehab treatment. Talk to our counselors and addiction professionals to know more: 09175098826.

WATCH: Everything We Know About Addiction is Wrong

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Addiction today is a global problem, affecting not just individuals, but also families and communities. In the United States, opioid addiction is now considered as an epidemic, while here in our country, the Philippines, the controversial war on drugs of the Duterte administration continues to make headlines. Read More

Today’s Marijuana: 10 Things You Need to Know

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If marijuana conjures images of the mellow, peaceful hippy culture of the 70s, then you’ll surprised to know that today’s marijuana is so much different than what it was decades ago.

For starters, today’s marijuana is so much more potent than before, thanks to the many hybridizations and strains that are now being grown today.  Read More

Meth Triggers What Makes People Seek Shabu

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Meth triggers can lend a person powerless. They are led more by these meth triggers and seem to have no control over their drug use. Understanding meth triggers can help you overcome your addiction.

Meth is one of the world’s most addictive drugs. It’s also the most dangerous. After one taste, users usually seek it to get high and soon, they change their lives to feed the compulsion. This is turn can quickly develop into addiction, which can lend people to destruction.

For those who are already addicted to meth, it’s important to understand the meth triggers that push them to use.

Some of the most common meth triggers include:

  • flashing lights
  • bright colors
  • sounds, like music
  • being in a place frequented while using
  • smells
  • cigarette smoke
  • environments
  • people
  • memories
  • strong feelings
  • idleness or bordedom

In the video below, you’ll take a look at some of the meth triggers of other real-life meth users. This can help you understand your own triggers and overcome your cravings.

Dealing with Triggers in Recovery

Many people who are even in recovery can have triggers, and these can lead them to relapse. For those who are newly out of rehab, it’s best to keep them away from any triggers that they may encounter. This is a task that the recovering individual and their family should work together to maintain.

With time and a strong commitment to sobriety, the triggers will fade away and sobriety will be easier to maintain.

For help overcoming your addiction for good, seek professional help. At Bridges of Hope, we can help you achieve life-long recovery and sobriety. Call or text us at 09175098826.

VIDEO: How Alcohol Affects Your Body

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Alcohol has become a deep-rooted part of our culture and traditions. It’s part of many celebrations, so no wonder it’s normalized and even encouraged in some situations. Read More

How to Recognize a Meth Addict in Your Home

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It could be your partner or spouse, your sibling, parent, grandparent or close relative. Meth addiction can infiltrate any home without you even knowing. Here are ways to identify if there is a meth addict living right under your nose and what you can do to help them.

Addiction is not only a person’s disease–it affects the family and community too. In our country, where the widespread manufacture, trafficking, and selling of meth, or shabu, is common throughout cities and provinces, coming across a meth addict is inevitable.

A meth addict can be anyone. After all, addiction doesn’t choose its victim. Regardless of age, background, income, job, or educational attainment, anyone can be addicted, especially when it comes to meth. Read More

Are You a Dry Drunk? Here’s What to Do

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If you have recently quit drinking or using drugs, then you probably are struggling. After all, being sober and leading a clean lifestyle after years of substance abuse isn’t a walk in the park.

However, if you’ve been sober or are in recovery but still feel like you’re barely holding on, then you could be a dry drunk. Your family might feel like they’re walking on thin ice around you and as for you, you’re always angry and irritable. Read More