Addicted to Smoking? Here are 10 Ways to Resist the Cravings

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For most people who are smokers, the urge to smoke can be powerful. However, that doesn’t mean you have to give in all the time. That doesn’t mean you are powerless over your cravings.

And while there are electronic cigarettes around, these too, come with many warnings and not-so-good health reports linked to smoking e-cigarettes or vaping. Read More

Addicted and Anxious? How to Deal with Addiction and Anxiety as Co-Occurring Disorders

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It’s natural and normal for people to worry. In moments of uncertainty, people often feel anxious. Usually, it’s before speaking or performing in public. It may also happen before taking a test. However, these feelings of worry are often temporary. Read More

The Most Successful Rehab Programs Have These Things in Common

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Success rates of rehab programs and facilities are difficult to quantify. This is primarily due to the fact that rehab facilities can’t keep track of how many of their residents or clients have stayed sober and on the path of recovery from their program for so long. It’s hard to predict life-long recovery. Read More

Insights into Common Rehab Fears and How to Overcome Them

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While rehab can be a good way for addicts to get on the path to recovery, let’s face it–it’s not an easy decision. Rehab fears are real. Furthermore, going into a rehab facility and sustaining recovery require a lot of work not just from the addict but also from their families and friends.

Here in our country, with many misconceptions about addiction and rehabilitation still widespreadt, it’s difficult for people who struggle with addiction to get the help they need. Families and friends also fear talking about getting their loved ones into rehab because they are embarrassed and afraid.  Read More

Bridges of Hope Partners with D’Heights Resort & Casino to Advocate Responsible Gaming

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JUNE 26, 2019 (Clark, Pamapanga)–Bridges of Hope (BH) has added another partner in furthering its longstanding commitment to responsible gaming as they ink a partnership with D’Heights Resort & Casino in Clark, Pampanga.  Read More

Real Talk: Your Recovery Depends on Your Honesty

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As cliche as it may sound, honesty is indeed the best policy. Even in recovery.

People who are in active addiction would often find themselves lying to their loved ones and family members to protect their addiction. They may lie to their colleagues and bosses to avoid the consequences of their addiction. Throughout the course of their addiction, they may lie to different people just so they would continue using and dodge the repercussions.  Read More

Alcohol and Liver Damage: Red Flags to Watch Out For

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When the bartender asks, “What’s your poison?” he’s not kidding.

Alcohol is one of the most addictive yet one of the most dangerous legal drugs today. Problem drinking and alcoholism, in particular, run the risk of damaging the liver irreparably. The tricky part is, the damage inside you may not be that visible on the outside–until the problem is already serious. Read More

There’s a Meth Addict in the Family: What You Can Do to Help

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Meth addiction can turn loving and devoted family members into unpredictable strangers. This can make their families feel helpless and desperate. Aside from the mood swings and financial troubles, there could also be the health and legal obstacles that their family members have to deal with as the meth addict does things they really wouldn’t normally do were they sober. Read More

Self-Harm and Addiction: What You Need to Know

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People who self-harm often use self-mutilation to deal with overwhelming emotions such as anger, self-loathing, grief, frustration, anxiety, and depression. It’s common to lump self-harm with suicidal behavior, but they are not the same and should be considered, and treated, differently.

What is self-harm?

Self-harm is when a individuals intentionally and deliberately hurt themselves as a form of outlet or release from a buildup of emotions. Suicide, on the other hand, is when individuals often intend to end the pain with death. Read More

How Parents Can Talk to Their Depressed Teen

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These days, especially with social media, many teens profess to being depressed. Perhaps there are those who are actually clinically depressed, and as parents, this can be difficult to detect and even address. In fact, due to many teens posting about their so-called depression, it may be hard to distinguish the seed from the chaff, so to speak.

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