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
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.
Laughter helps recovering addicts in profound ways. Those who find it in them to inject humor and laughter into their daily lives, even despite challenges, can benefit and be more successful in maintaining sobriety. Read More
Many people who struggle with addiction and suffer co-occurring disorders such as depression and anxiety, to name a few, often have a profound back story. They may have experienced a significant event or trauma in their lives. These people spend much of their lives carrying these experiences, struggling with the past and the pain. As a result, many of them can feel hopeless, helpless, and desperate. Read More
Stereotypes and myths about addiction and recovery are dangerous. They never get addicts the help they need. Often, they can even make situations worse. Such myths about addiction and treatment can cause those who are struggling with addiction to sink deeper into this deadly cycle and succumb to denial. Read More
Addicts in recovery can find sobriety very difficult at first. As they go along, they will see the rewards of sobriety and how it can change their lives for the better.
Having a life led by and centered on substances like drugs and alcohol, imagining a life sober can be very difficult. After all, the addiction is on the wheel and can have a very tight grip on the addict’s life. However, once they get to be treated in facilities such as Bridges of Hope, they will understand that how they have been living their lives is totally wrong and destructive. They will also learn more life skills that will help them cope and make better decisions instead of resorting to these addictive substances.
The world around you can influence how you behave and feel. If you’re someone who is in recovery, your environment can also make or break your recovery from addiction.
If you’re someone who have just come out of rehab or want to overcome an alcohol, drug, or behavioral addiction, here are some tips on how you can make your environment ideal. Read More
Those who have undergone addiction rehab and is embarking on their recovery can very well understand just how tough it is to deal with day-to-day life. Every day is a choice of whether to put down a drink or refuse to use drugs–or get on a bender and start the destructive cycle again. Read More
While not many people use cocaine here in the Philippines since the drug of choice for most is the more affordable methamphetamine or shabu, it can’t be denied that many people still use cocaine. Read More
Addiction, contrary to the prevailing myths and prejudice, is not a character flaw. It’s not a weakness, neither is it a choice. They can’t just stop what they’re doing if they want to–because if they can, they would not be in the trouble they’re in in the first place. Read More