It could be your partner or spouse, your sibling, parent, grandparent or close relative. Meth addiction can infiltrate any home without you even knowing. Here are ways to identify if there is a meth addict living right under your nose and what you can do to help them.
Addiction is not only a person’s disease–it affects the family and community too. In our country, where the widespread manufacture, trafficking, and selling of meth, or shabu, is common throughout cities and provinces, coming across a meth addict is inevitable.
A meth addict can be anyone. After all, addiction doesn’t choose its victim. Regardless of age, background, income, job, or educational attainment, anyone can be addicted, especially when it comes to meth. Read More
Addiction codependency is not as talked about much as addiction itself. However, the two do together and are involved in a mutually destructive cycle as both the addicts and the codependents develop maladaptive coping strategies.
When it comes to family, marriage, and relationships, part of it all is love, devotion, working through obstacles and sharing burdens together. However, when it comes to addiction codependency, sharing the burden of addiction can do more harm than good. Read More
For someone who just came out of rehab, going through the holidays without relapsing can be a challenge. You have to deal with family interactions, some of them intense and strained. The following tips can help you endure the holidays while still keeping your sobriety and commitment to a life-long recovery.
Holidays like Christmas provide people a great opportunity to be with family and friends. Many are looking forward to the holidays because of this. However, as a recovering addict, you may just not feel the sentiment. At least not yet. Read More
Alcoholism, along with other forms of addiction such as drug addiction and behavioral addiction, are considered a family disease. This is because the condition not only affects the individual but also everyone else in the family.
A family that has one alcoholic, even one or two alcoholic parents, is dysfunctional. Family life is erratic and everyday is a struggle for some semblance of balance, order, and normalcy. Alcoholic parents may even tend to be abusive of their children and other family members. This abuse is not necessarily physical, but also psychological and emotional. Neglect may also be another issue with alcoholic parents. Read More
There are many negative effects of meth on pregnancy, which put you and your baby at risk. However, not everyone are aware of these risks. The sad and dangerous truth is, many women who are pregnant are addicted to meth and therefore continue to use.
According to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), there are an estimated 4.7 drug users in the country. This means, according to the Agency, that there is one drug personality in every 8 households in the country. Their drug of choice: methamphetamine or shabu. Read More
Addiction is not just a disease of one single person–the addict. No. It is a disease that affects society, specifically its primary unit, the family. And when parents are addicted to drugs, alcohol or behaviors such as gambling, the most impacted are the kids. Read More
Children of addicted parents are at a higher risk of becoming addicted as well later on in life. Let’s take a peek into how children with addicted parents learn life differently compared to those children whose parents aren’t abusing drugs or alcohol.
In a household where adults are supposed to take care of the children, things can get pretty messy and dysfunctional when parents are addicted. The family dynamic becomes skewed as children learn a life different from those children whose parents are not involved in drug or alcohol addiction. Read More
Now that it’s the start of a new school year, let’s take a look at how the Internet affects students in terms of academic performance and behavior.
Today, almost everyone is connected to the internet. Even children can be found engrossed in their own tablets and students nowadays have their own cellphones. So it’s no wonder why the Internet have immensely woven itself in the lives of people, relying on the ‘net for many things such as socialization, study, entertainment, and current events.
For students, spending a lot of time on the Internet can do more harm than good. The internet really affects students both negatively and positively. While the internet can be a reliable resource to help them with homework and school project, things can easily turn downhill when time on the internet overtakes time for study and school.
Let’s take a look at how the internet affects students negatively: Read More