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

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

Alcohol and Dementia: What You Should Know

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Alcohol has a wide range of negative effects on your health, both short and long term. Aside from an increased chance of developing cancer, excessive alcohol consumption can also cause a wide range of heart and liver problems.

However, alcohol doesn’t just negatively affect the body. It can also have terrible repercussions on the supposedly normal functions of your brain. Any mental or psychological dysfunctions can be magnified by regular drinking. Furthermore, it can even make dementia much worse. 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

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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How Do You Stay Sober While Traveling? Here’s 7 Ways

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How do you really stay sober while traveling? For others, this can be a piece of cake. For those who are in recovery, or have just gotten out of rehab, however, the commitment to stay sober can be tested while on the road.

For many of you, travel is a big part of your life. Especially this summer season, many people may be going out of town or out of the country, enjoying the sights and sounds the world has to offer. Read More

5 Things That Happen When You Quit Alcohol

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Making the decision to quit alcohol is not that easy, especially when it’s an inherent part of your weekends, and generally your lifestyle.

Maybe your one bottle of beer has turned to a bucket, or a glass of wine has turned to a bottle. Whatever it is, you may have noticed how you’ve been drinking more than intended–and you have the paunch to prove it.  Read More

Meth Triggers What Makes People Seek Shabu

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Meth triggers can lend a person powerless. They are led more by these meth triggers and seem to have no control over their drug use. Understanding meth triggers can help you overcome your addiction.

Meth is one of the world’s most addictive drugs. It’s also the most dangerous. After one taste, users usually seek it to get high and soon, they change their lives to feed the compulsion. This is turn can quickly develop into addiction, which can lend people to destruction.

For those who are already addicted to meth, it’s important to understand the meth triggers that push them to use.

Some of the most common meth triggers include:

  • flashing lights
  • bright colors
  • sounds, like music
  • being in a place frequented while using
  • smells
  • cigarette smoke
  • environments
  • people
  • memories
  • strong feelings
  • idleness or bordedom

In the video below, you’ll take a look at some of the meth triggers of other real-life meth users. This can help you understand your own triggers and overcome your cravings.

Dealing with Triggers in Recovery

Many people who are even in recovery can have triggers, and these can lead them to relapse. For those who are newly out of rehab, it’s best to keep them away from any triggers that they may encounter. This is a task that the recovering individual and their family should work together to maintain.

With time and a strong commitment to sobriety, the triggers will fade away and sobriety will be easier to maintain.

For help overcoming your addiction for good, seek professional help. At Bridges of Hope, we can help you achieve life-long recovery and sobriety. Call or text us at 09175098826.

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

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