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

WATCH: Everything We Know About Addiction is Wrong

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Addiction today is a global problem, affecting not just individuals, but also families and communities. In the United States, opioid addiction is now considered as an epidemic, while here in our country, the Philippines, the controversial war on drugs of the Duterte administration continues to make headlines. 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

How to Cope with Addiction Stigma

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Addiction stigma can be dangerous. It can lead to a person struggling with addiction to refuse help or be in denial with his or her condition. But there’s help and hope with Bridges of Hope. Here we’ll show you how to handle negative associations and reactions to addiction.

Addiction stigma involves negatively judging a person who is addicted, with preconceived notions based on addiction myths or lack of knowledge on addiction.

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Zombie Drug: What You Need to Know About Spice

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All across Europe and North America, people turn into real-life zombies because of this drug: Spice. Those who take this drug can be seen on the streets slowly staggering to nowhere, looking lost and incoherently mumbling to other people. Then they pass out wherever their legs take them, when their minds and bodies become overwhelmed.

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The Real-Life Horrors of Addiction

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What is it about addiction? Many people end up becoming addicted to alcohol and drugs such as meth, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and even prescription pills, do so because they don’t know the truth about addiction–that it destroys lives.

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8 Reasons Why You Need a Digital Detox Now

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From celebrities to the average joe, people nowadays go on a digital detox every now and then to focus on what really matters in life–their real life. This is compared to their life and persona online, which can be all sorts of twisted, exciting, and not to mention stressful at times. Find out why you need to go on a digital detox too.

Today, we are so connected that we really are, in fact, disconnected and we don’t even know it. Case in point: How often do you check your smartphone on an hourly basis day in and day out? How many hours a day do you spend thumbing through news feeds and tweets? All this immersion in social media and our smartphones can have a major impact on your stress levels, health, and well-being.

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Bridges of Hope Goes to Bagong Lipunan, Quezon City

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Bridges of Hope, in partnership with the local government unit of Bagong Lipunan ng Crame in Quezon City, has conducted a seminar on drug addiction and treatment last July 28, 2017. Led by Bridges of Hope Senior Program Director, Guillermo “Gimo” Gomez, BH shared a seminar on addiction, its causes, symptoms, and pharmacology, among many other related topics.

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How Social Media Can Feed Sex Addiction

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For those with sex addiction, social media unfortunately presents a whole new range of opportunities and problems. Indeed, sex addiction and social media can prove to be a dangerous mix.

Saying that social media is prevalent is an understatement. In fact, the way social media has infiltrated all aspects of people’s lives as well as changed the way society functions and interacts is so profound.

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Rappler Goes Inside Bridges of Hope

In a feature titled “What’s a day like inside a private drug rehab center?” published last September 10, 2016, Rappler goes inside Bridges of Hope Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Foundation, Inc. The social news network takes a look at what goes on inside a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.

Written by Jodesz Gavilan, the Rappler article visits Bridges of Hope’s Quezon City branch, which is tucked in Mariposa St. in New Manila, Quezon City.

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