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

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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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

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

Bridges of Hope Partners with PAGCOR for Responsible Gaming

Bridges of Hope PAGCOR Responsible Gaming Program

In a mutual thrust to promote responsible gaming, Bridges of Hope partners with PAGCOR

Gambling in the Philippines can be considered as an integral part of its culture since probably the sixteenth century, when the Spanish colonized the archipelago. Today, many forms of legal–and illegal–gambling is riddled in almost every barangay throughout the country. Read More

Adderall: What You Should Know About This Stimulant

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Adderall is a prescription drug that, while beneficial for certain conditions, is still widely abused throughout the globe, especially by students. While it is prescribed for those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), may people abuse it due to the psychoactive effects of the drug. Read More

Escapism and Drug Use: Why People Run from Reality

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When you think about drug use and addiction, you may wonder why people do it. And with this, many drug users and addicts claim that they first use it in order to escape. This attitude of escapism can then make them more prone to develop addiction, and even have a hard time to overcome it. However, there are those who argue that they use drugs to alter their minds and moods and therefore enhance their lives.

But is this really the case when addiction is involved? Read More

4 Stages of Addiction: How a Taste Turns to Addiction

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Contrary to popular belief perpetuated by addiction myths, addiction doesn’t happen overnight.

Addiction is a disease and there are people who are more prone to developing this than others. Still, everyone who develop the addiction goes through these 4 stages.

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