10 Subtle Clues Your Partner has Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar disorder can be hard to identify. However, by looking at these subtle signs, you may be able to pinpoint if your partner, or someone close to you, is suffering from this mood disorder and needs help.

You may love your partner for their quirks, but as time goes by, you notice little things that make you start wondering. You see changes that get you concerned. You see patterns that seems off to you. Guess what–your partner may have bipolar disorder. Read More

Addiction Problems in the LGBTQ Community

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While society has made great progress with regards to the advocacies of the LGBTQ community, it can’t be denied that substance abuse and addiction are also big problems for them. Drug addiction poses great risks and dangers for people in the LGBTQ community.

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10 Common Traits of Adults Who Grew Up with Alcoholic Parents

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Alcoholism, along with other forms of addiction such as drug addiction and behavioral addiction, are considered a family disease. This is because the condition not only affects the individual but also everyone else in the family.

A family that has one alcoholic, even one or two alcoholic parents, is dysfunctional. Family life is erratic and everyday is a struggle for some semblance of balance, order, and normalcy. Alcoholic parents may even tend to be abusive of their children and other family members. This abuse is not necessarily physical, but also psychological and emotional. Neglect may also be another issue with alcoholic parents.  Read More

Coming Clean About Addiction: How to Tell Your Family

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Coming clean about addiction is no easy feat. It can even be as hard as actually coming clean and being sober. Still, there are those who may contemplate it. If you’re one of them, then here’s some helpful tips you may need.

Coming clean about addiction isn’t something people with substance abuse problem readily do. After all, admitting you have a problem can be very difficult. In fact, most people go on with their lives never admitting, even to themselves, that there is something wrong. For your family and friends who are concerned about you, this can be frustrating because they can that something really isn’t right. Read More

5 Reasons to Avoid Drinking When You’re Depressed

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It helps to avoid drinking, especially when you’re depressed. First of all, alcohol is a depressant, so while you may feel relaxed and relieved, your brain actually “feels” different. Find out why you should avoid drinking when you’re depressed.

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How to Enjoy Christmas Parties without Alcohol

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It’s that time of the year again and you probably have invitations to Christmas parties left and right. However, Christmas parties also mean there will be alcohol–and loads of it. So if you’re in recovery or trying to be sober, here are ways you can say “No” to alcohol while still enjoying your Christmas party.

If you haven’t touched a drink in your life, then it’s easy for you to say “No” to alcohol. However, if you’ve been a party animal before, always drinking, or known by your friends for being the drunken life of the party, then declining alcohol may not be such a simple thing. Read More

How to Help an Addict Loved One Get into Rehab?

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Watching an addict loved one succumb to the dangers of addiction can be heartbreaking. It can also be distressing and terrifying, often making you feel hopeless, like there’s nothing that you can do to help them.

As much as you want to help your addict loved one overcome their addiction, whether this is drugs, alcohol, or behavioral, at the end of the day the decision is up to them. Only they, the addict, can help themselves once they decide they need help and are open to addiction treatment.

Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything. Here’s some tips that you can do on your end to help your addict loved one get into rehab–and soon! Read More

10 Types of Toxic People to Avoid After You Get Out of Addiction Rehab

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Aside of course from your dealer or the people actively involved in your addiction, here are 10  types of toxic people you should avoid once you get out of addiction rehab. The early months or years of your recovery are very vulnerable, and you should protect your sobriety and commitment to recovery by avoiding these types of toxic people that may endanger your commitment.

Getting out of rehab can be overwhelming. After many months of being disconnected from family, friends, and your old life, you are now going back to all that–and this time you don’t have your addiction to serve as your crutch. Read More

Alcohol and And Sexual Aggression

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Just what is it about alcohol that make people more prone to sexual aggression? Many studies have shown how alcohol affects the brain and makes people become uninhibited, confrontational, confident, sexually stimulated, and aggressive.

Let’s face it–alcohol reduces our ability to think straight and make better judgments. This is why many people make rapid decisions or give in to impulses. They get tunnel vision when they’re drunk and they don’t think about the consequences of their actions. Often, people who are drunk engage in violent, aggressive, and promiscuous behavior. Read More

5 Addiction Delusions That Keep You From Getting Help

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Addicts have a knack at making themselves believe addiction delusions so that they can go on living their lives without consequence or treatment. They do this by rationalizing their habits, particularly their drug or alcohol use, or even behavioral addictions such as gambling. Read More