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

Mental Health Check: 10 Signs You May Need Mental Health Treatment

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It’s normal and human to have quirks and idiosyncracies. Those are what make us unique. However, there’s a fine line between being weird to having a mental disorder. Sometimes, those who are eccentric are judged as having some mental health issues, and those who appear to be normal or even the life of the party are struggling with concealed depression or other disorder. You never really know who is struggling.  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

Process Addictions: All You Need to Know

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Process addictions involve addiction to rewarding behavior, even if it can eventually lead to a wide range of negative effects.

Not all addictions involve substances like drugs and alcohol. There are addictions that involve activities, such as sex, gambling, eating, or even shopping. These are collectively known as process addictions. Read More

Perilous Pairs: 5 Common Disorders with Addiction

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There are common disorders that come with addiction. After all, addiction doesn’t come on its own. Worse than a thief in the night, it’s accompanied by its friends, feeding off on each other, with only destruction–and even death–in their wake.

You may not be fully aware of it, but there are certain health conditions that come in pairs. One condition often leads to the other, vice versa, or just occur together. For example, once you get diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease often follows. Allergies often come with asthma, and in the same vein, a cold often comes with cough and flu.

The same can be said when it comes to addiction. There are certain mental health disorders that accompany substance abuse, in what are collectively called co-occurring disorders. Read More

Here’s the Truth: Private Inpatient Addiction Rehab Isn’t As Expensive as You Think

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Many people, especially here in the Philippines, forego private inpatient addiction rehab treatment because of the price. People have this preconceived notion that private addiction treatment is expensive. They either opt for public or government-run rehab facilities or decide not to get addiction treatment at all. Therefore, they are left helpless, or even hopeless, about it.

However, here’s some facts that can show you that private inpatient addiction treatment is worth every penny.

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Bridges of Hope Opens New Branch in Lipa Batangas

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Bridges of Hope opens a new branch in Lipa, Batangas, with contract signing held last May 3. Attended by Executive Directors Robert Ty and Benjo Bernabe, Senior Program Director Guillermo Gomez, as well as Administrative Director for the BH main branch, Catherine Ty. Read More

Is It Love Addiction or Sex Addiction? Know the Difference

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Sex addiction can be a problem for many, not just for men but for women as well. And you know what? So is love addiction. But how do you know which is which? These two can be confusing. Let’s clear them up here.

Love addiction and sex addiction have many things in common, and this is why it’s confusing, especially since there are many myths surrounding both. While the myths we’re going to discuss in other articles, we’ll just take a look at how these two can be similar and how they can be different–and what you can do to distinguish between the two. You may even find that you know of someone who may need professional help because of sex addiction or love addiction. Read More

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