Top 10 Life Skills You’ll Learn in Addiction Rehab

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Many people turn to drugs because they lack the life skills necessary for them to cope with the different challenges they face in life. In addiction rehab facilities such as Bridges of Hope, people learn to cope with life’s ups and downs by learning, relearning, and developing these critical coping mechanisms or life skills. Read More

10 Uplifting Tips to Survive a Relationship with an Addict

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Having a relationship with an addict is beyond tough. We hope that these 10 uplifting tips can help you find the answers you’re looking for.

The intricacies of love, dating, and relationships are complex enough. Add addiction into the mix and you’re in for the ride of your life. This is because addiction is not like any disease. It robs you not just of your loved one’s health–it robs you of that person that you used to love as well. Read More

Social Drinker, Alcohol Abuser, or Alcoholic: Which One Are You?

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Social drinker, alcohol abuser, and alcoholic. These are the three main categories of a drinker. While most people can drink occasionally without falling into the trap of abuse and addiction, there are those who have a harder time handling their booze. Read More

SPOTTED: Signs of Cocaine Addiction

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Cocaine addiction can be hard to spot when you don’t know what you’re looking for. Here we’re breaking down the different signs of cocaine addiction.

Illicit drugs, or narcotics, such as cocaine, can alter the brain in many ways. While it can create a pleasant high that makes it attractive and addictive, it has negative effects that can have both short and long term repercussions. Read More

10 Ways Addiction Damages the Family

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Addiction damages not just the addict, but also the family and the community. Here, let’s take a look at the ways addiction

Addiction is a disease that doesn’t only affect individuals, but also their families. When people compulsively abuse drugs and alcohol and is dependent on them, the behaviors and consequences of these have an impact with the family. And the effects can, more often than not, be tragic.  Read More

Stressed or Depressed? Which One Are You?

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Stressed or depressed? Which one are you? Know the difference and get the help you need.

Difficulties and challenges are perhaps part and parcel of life. After all, you don’t get the good without the bad, as most people would say. However, there are times that things can get pretty out of hand and you may sometimes feel overwhelmed. You may feel stressed and pressured by the demands of life, or you may feel depressed and desperate. However, it’s best to know which one do you feel and to immediately get the remedy and help you need. Read More

5 Signs You’re Addicted to Toxic Relationships

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Toxic relationships can leave you physically, mentally, and emotionally drained. Here are 5 signs you’re addicted to toxic relationships and how you can break this bad habit.

When it’s great, it’s great. And when it’s bad, it’s really bad. That could be how you would describe toxic relationships. And guest what–there are people who are addicted to this kind of relationship. The tragic part is, they may not even realize it. Read More

Are You Mentally Healthy? Find Out Now

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Your mental health has a big part on your life. It plays a huge part on how you think, feel, behave, act, and interact with others. Your mental health also influences how you handle events in your life, both negative and positive.  Read More

Life-saving Tips: How to Talk to a Suicidal Person

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Talking to a suicidal person can be challenging. After pinpointing the suicide warning signs that we have covered in a previous blog, how do you really respond if someone you love may really be suicidal? Read More

Prevent a Suicide: Here are Warning Signs to Look Out For

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The past week saw two icons, one in fashion (Kate Spade) and the other in food and TV (Anthony Bourdain), take their own lives in an act of suicide. Sadly, this is a symptom of society, trickling down to individuals who are overwhelmed by different life situations.

The reality is, suicide doesn’t choose its victim. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, successful or not. It doesn’t discriminate on age or gender. Kate Spade’s and Anthony Bourdain’s sudden deaths by suicide are reminders of that.  Read More