How to Help Your Addicted Parent to Seek Rehab

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We often talk about teen drug abuse as well as those who are high-functioning addicts. However, what we don’t often discuss is that parents may have addiction issues too. There are households with addicted parents and this can result to dysfunction. Read More

Facts About Shabu Addiction

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Meth or methamphetamine is commonly known here in the Philippines as shabu. It’s one of the most widely abused drug here. That’s why shabu addiction is a big problem across the country. This has also prompted the government to wage a war on drugs and double down on its efforts to catch drug lords, traffickers, and pushers, as well as rehabilitate those who are struggling with addiction. Read More

I Want to Go to a Rehab–What Do I Do?

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Making the decision to go to a rehab is one of the bravest things you may have ever done. At least, it’s a smart idea. You are acknowledging that there is a problem and you’re seeking help.  Read More

10 Common Things Drug Dealers Say and Why It’s All Wrong

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With drug use and drug addiction on the rise, business is definitely booming for drug dealers. However, unlike all other businesses, this kind of business isn’t something you can get out of alive. Even as a drug user, you’ll eventually see how drugs can ruin not just your life but that of your family’s and the community in general.

Here in the Philippines, drug dealers abound. They are even known to hang around schools, enticing young children and students to get a taste of their wares. Read More

10 Heartbreaking Truths About Dating an Addict

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Addiction is never easy. Not on the addict, and not on the people who love them. Dating an addict can be very challenging, if not outright difficult. However, because you love them, you can’t walk away. You gather more patience, acceptance, and love. You may also feel sorry for the person, hoping to help them change. Read More

5 Signs You’re in a Co-Dependent Relationship

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Have you ever heard of the term “co-dependent relationship” or “co-dependency”? Both are the same buzzwords that are usually attached with addiction and mental health. They both describe unhealthy, often destructive, relationships.  Read More

Help for Parents: How to Detect Teenage Drug Use in Your Kids

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Surely every parent would agree–one of their biggest and worst fears is to have their child abusing substances like drugs and alcohol. As parents, all they can do is to bring up their child the best way they know how and hope that their child is well-equipped to face the real life ahead.

When it comes to teenage drug use, however, education and fostering close and trust-based relationship between parents and children are key. While you can talk to your child about the dangers and realities of substance abuse, especially the consequences of teenage drug use, social pressures and stereotypes, as well as addiction myths, can lead your teen to the wrong path. Read More

Should You Say Something About Your Friend’s Addiction?

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Should you tell on your friend’s addiction? Where do you draw the line between concern and meddling? Find out below.

Substance abuse can easily turn into substance addiction. In fact, there’s a thin line that separates the two, making it hard to recognize, especially on someone you know and care about, like a friend. A friend’s addiction can also be hard to face. There may be times when you wonder if you should mention about your friend’s addiction or just keep mum about it.

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Alcohol is the Real Gateway Drug–And It’s Legal

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The Real Gateway Drug is Legal–and It’s Alcohol

Marijuana used to get the rap for being the gateway drug. However, recent research has shown that many people start out with alcohol as their first substance. Marijuana and tobacco were the second and third substances of choice respectively. Read More

Are You Helping an Addict or Not? Recognizing Enabling Behavior

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Enabling behavior never helps an addict. This is because it shields the addict from the full impact and natural consequences of their behavior and actions. Enabling is very different from supporting or helping the addict, because on the contrary, enabling behavior further draws the addict deep into the addiction. Read More