Are You a Dry Drunk? Here’s What to Do

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If you have recently quit drinking or using drugs, then you probably are struggling. After all, being sober and leading a clean lifestyle after years of substance abuse isn’t a walk in the park.

However, if you’ve been sober or are in recovery but still feel like you’re barely holding on, then you could be a dry drunk. Your family might feel like they’re walking on thin ice around you and as for you, you’re always angry and irritable. Read More

Alcohol Poisoning: What You Need to Know

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What most people may not realize is that alcohol is, in fact, poison. A given amount of alcohol in your bloodstream can be toxic and can lead to alcohol poisoning.

Alcohol poisoning is real. In fact, many people all over the globe die from this. One moment they’re drinking and the next they’re unconscious. Before you know it, they’re gone.  Read More

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

Bridges of Hope Partners with PAGCOR for Responsible Gaming

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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

10 Steps to Stop Drinking Alcohol

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Do you want to stop drinking alcohol? Has anyone expressed their concern or suggested you stop drinking? Has alcohol come between you and your health, relationships, job, and other priorities? Or has it become your primary priority day in and day out? If your answer is “Yes” to one or more of the questions above, then you may have a drinking problem that needs to be addressed.

To help you out, here are 10 steps to stop drinking alcohol. Read More

Dopamine, Shabu, and You

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Whether you smoke, snort, eat, drink, or inject shabu (or meth), it eventually ends up in your bloodstream and to your brain. Find out the effects of shabu on your body and your brain–on you.

Methamphetamine (meth), or locally known here in our country as shabu, is a powerful stimulant drug that is also highly addictive. Those who take meth experience drastic and dramatic short- and long-term changes in their body and brain activity. These changes also trigger behavioral changes. Read More

In Love with an Addict? Better Read This

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Valentine’s Day may be a time for romance and love for most people. However, there are some who may be going through the exact opposite. This is what being in love with an addict can be.

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Are You a Love Addict? Find Out the Signs of Love Addiction

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Are you a love addict? Do you think you’re obsessed with the idea of romance and being in love? Maybe that obsession is too much. Find out if you don’t simply have the love bug, but clinical love addiction.

Being in love is just awesome. You get that sweet rush with every touch or whenever you see the apple of your eye. You can’t help thinking about your love, and you count every day and every hour until you’re together again.

For some people, love is a very special thing. It makes them happy, it inspires them, and it just brightens up their day. However, there are those you can consider as love addicts in the sense that being in love can seem unhealthy and even destructive for them. Read More

Double Addiction: Stimulant Drug Abuse and Sex Addiction

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There is a large and growing subgroup of drug users who also engage in problematic sexual behavior. You will be surprised to know that here in the Philippines, in our rather conservative, predominantly Catholic society, drug-fueled sex parties are more common than you think. Read More

After Addiction: 10 Tips for Starting Your Life Anew

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Life after addiction can be daunting and overwhelming. To increase your chances for a life-long recovery and minimize relapse risks, here are 10 tips to help get you started on a new and sober life.

Admitting you have a problem is hard enough. Following through with that can be even harder, especially when you’re dealing with addiction and a years of unhealthy, destructive habits. However, the challenges don’t end there. Starting a new life after addiction can also be very daunting. Read More