K2: Fastest Growing Synthetic Marijuana


There’s a growing number of mind-altering substances that is causing numerous overdoses and even has some acting like zombies. These substances are called synthetic cannabinoids, with K2 or synthetic marijuana in the forefront.

Synthetic cannabinoids are mind-altering chemicals that are sprayed on dried, shredded plants so they can be smoked or sold as liquids to be used in vapes or e-cigarettes. These cannabinoids are derived from chemicals found in the Indian hemp (Cannabis sativa), where marijuana comes from. Because of their similarities, the synthetic cannabinoids are often called synthetic marijuana or fake weed. Many even market these as safe and legal alternatives to marijuana–which they are absolutely NOT.

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Wall Street Journal’s Trefor Moss Interviews Bridges of Hope


For an article titled In Philippines’ War on Drugs, Dealers Choose Retirement Over Death, journalist Trefor Moss interviews Bridges of Hope Program Director Guillermo “Gimo” Gomez. The article, which was published July 14, reports on the thousands of drug dealers and addicts who have voluntarily surrendered themselves to police stations all over the country. This is in light of recently elected President Rodrigo Duterte’s blatant and bloody war on drugs in the Philippines.


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BH Program Director Gimo Gomez Guests on TV5 The Evening News


Bridges of Hope graces the television screen once again in a timely news program aired on TV5. In line with the President Rodrigo Duterte’s fight against drugs, the spotlight is now on the growing drug problem in the Philippines. This is what BH Program Director Gimo Gomez tackles as he guests on a segment at TV5 The Evening News titled Duty, Devotion, and Service.


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Bridges of Hope Program Director Envic Zamora Gets Interviewed on GMA7 Saksi


One of Bridges of Hope’s Program Directors, Envic Zamora, is interviewed by Maki Pulido for late night news program, Saksi, aired June 27 at 11pm. The interview centered around the need for more rehabilitation centers, in light of the recent surrender of drug addicts and the need to rehabilitate them.


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Watch News5 ReAksyon Interview with Bridges of Hope’s Gimo Gomez (Part 2/2)


On June 17, Bridges of Hope Drug and Alcohol Foundation Program Director Gimo Gomez appears for the second time on an interview with News5 anchor Luchi Cruz-Valdez for her show, late night news magazine, ReAksyon. This is the second part of a two-part discussion on drugs and addiction, and Gomez shares his experiences and expertise, as one former drug addict himself and now as a recovering drug addict who helps others, as a Program Director of one of the top rehabilitation centers in the country, to get on the path of sobriety.

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Watch News5 ReAksyon Interview with Bridges of Hope’s Gimo Gomez (Part 1/2)


On June 16, Bridges of Hope Drug and Alcohol Foundation Program Director Gimo Gomez was invited by News5 anchor Luchi Cruz-Valdez for an interview on her show, late night news magazine, ReAksyon. The interview was spurred by the latest incident involving youths who died in the Close-Up Forever Summer event, where the victims allegedly died due to drug overdose. The interview was also timely as the country ushers in a new president, former Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who was well-known on his strong stance against illegal drugs.

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Program Director Gimo Gomez Appears on TV5 ReAksyon


Bridges of Hope Drug and Alcohol Foundation Program Director, Gimo Gomez, is interviewed by prominent broadcaster Luchi Cruz-Valdez on ReAksyon, which shows on TV5 at 10:45 pm.

After recent interviews for CNN Philippines and PTV4’s The Veronica Chronicles, Bridges of Hope Program Director Guillermo “Gimo” Lopez now appears on TV5 program ReAksyon in a two-part special.


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PTV4 Features Bridges of Hope


Bridges of Hope Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, one of the top rehabilitation centers in the Philippines, is featured on one of PTV4’s public affairs programs, The Veronica Chronicles.

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Social Media: Are You Overdoing It?


In light of the recently concluded campaign period and the unfolding election results, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media have been a-buzz non-stop with news, satire, memes, opinionated posts, and of course–bashing. Everyone’s even counting on their social media newsfeed to be abreast the latest election news. But is our social media usage taking over most of our lives? Let’s find out.

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10 Signs You Have Internet Addiction


Too much of anything is indeed bad for you. In the age of LOL, OMG, and #TBT, are we spending far too much time on the internet? Internet addiction, like any addiction, can cause many problems. Here’s how you know if you yourself have an internet addiction.

While the Internet is a very useful tool for gaining knowledge and establishing connections, too much can be harmful. Internet addiction can cause a number of problems, from poor performance at work, strained relationships, and family problems. For one, every minute you spend on the internet is time away from work, yourself, friends, and family. There’s also the issue of sitting for hours (or all day) and not having an active lifestyle.

Spending excessive time on social media is unhealthy and can do a lot of harm. Here’s how you know if you’ve been on the Internet too much.

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