Contrary to stereotypes and myths about addicted people, there are people who look “normal” and healthy, but are in fact struggling with their inner demons because they’re addicted to drugs, alcohol, or behaviors such as gambling.
Addiction doesn’t always manifest itself as people who are emaciated, poor, homeless, and jobless. There are also people who are highly functioning but are struggling with very strong urges brought about by being addicted to substances or behaviors. And you could be one of those people. Read More
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
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
These days, more and more people are turning to Ecstasy as their drug of choice, especially among younger people. This is because it helps enhance their experiences during parties, concerts, and music festivals. There are also those that give them a boost of energy, confidence, and alertness, as well as trigger hallucinations. Read More
“Almost everything that happens to an addict happens to someone who has an affair.” This is a powerful and thought-provoking statement by Dr. Scott Haltzman, author of “The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity” and Brown University assistant professor of psychiatry.
According to him, the signs of alcohol and drug abuse, such as hiding behaviors, being secretive, investing time and money, lying about activities, and changing every aspect of one’s life–these are all hallmarks of adultery as well. May times, people who abuse substances also try to break away from the substance and fail. The same may also go to people who have affairs. Read More
Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that can have a potent effect on your brain. It can affect your physical and mental health as well as your overall well-being. It can be smoked, snorted, ingested, or injected. However it’s used, it can cause an overdose and can have lasting significant consequences. 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
Illegal drugs or narcotics, are dangerous on their own, but what happens when you mix substances together? Now that’s like opening a Pandora’s box of trouble and undesired effects. So when you’re mixing alcohol and cocaine, you’re actually inviting a range of dangerous effects, including death.
Let’s take a closer look at this dangerous pairing. Read More
Cocaine abuse is one of the most widespread substance abuse issues faced by society today. Everywhere in the world, cocaine use is widespread, causing problems ranging from individual health issues to increase in crime and drug cartel activities. Read More
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