What are You Giving Up for Lent?

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What are you giving up this Lent?

It’s the Holy Week and many  use this season to go out and frolic at the beach or travel. However, as a recovering addict or alcoholic, you may use this Lenten Season as a turning point.

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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

10 Reasons Why Sober Guys Make the Best Boyfriends

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Do sober guys really make the best boyfriends? Let’s find out.

In our culture when masculinity is equated with how much alcohol you can down, being sober can come with its set of stereotypes. If you don’t drink, for example, people will call you as “KJ” or “killjoy.” Sober men in general may also be stereotyped as overly serious or snobbish, too “square,” self-absorbed, or even a ticking time bomb that could fall back to addiction anytime.

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Sober is the New Sexy: Here’s Why

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These days, sexy can mean so many different things. For some, sexy means being confident in your own skin. For others, sexy is about the curves, the six-pack, the toned muscles, the skimpy bikinis, or even the smarts. However, social media has redefined what it is to be sexy as every photo posted could probably be photoshopped, filtered, and packaged to garner more likes. It can be easy to lose perspective on what it is to really be sexy.

What you may not realize, however, is that sober people have many qualities that make them sexy–without the photoshop and filters.  Read More

Bridges of Hope Partners with PAGCOR for Responsible Gaming

Bridges of Hope PAGCOR Responsible Gaming Program

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

How to Repair Relationships Your Addiction Destroyed

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Addiction not only affects yourself, it also has repercussions on your relationships. When you were in active addiction, you may have made enemies, broken trust with people, or even destroyed relationships. These are just some of the many tragic effects of addiction.  Read More

Loving Yourself This Valentine’s Day and Beyond

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This Valentine’s Day is a season of love, of showering your special someone or significant other with affection and romance. However, have you thought about showing as much love to yourself this season–and even beyond? Read More

Newly Sober Addicts: Why You Shouldn’t Date for a Year

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The Love Month is here, and for most people, this is the time for them to be more showy and step up their game in the romance department. However, for those who are just fresh out of rehab, it’s best for them to just stay on the sidelines. At least, this applies to single, newly sober addicts.

Single, newly sober addicts, or people who have just come out of an addiction rehab, shouldn’t date or start a new relationship in early recovery. This should be for at least a year, as many addiction professionals would also agree. 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