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
Bridges of Hope, one of the country’s fastest growing rehabilitation centers, is opening its 5th facility, this time in Lipa City, Batangas. The Bridges of Hope – Lipa branch has opened its doors on July 15, marked with a blessing ceremony and attended by Bridges of Hope staff and executives. Read More
It’s normal and human to have quirks and idiosyncracies. Those are what make us unique. However, there’s a fine line between being weird to having a mental disorder. Sometimes, those who are eccentric are judged as having some mental health issues, and those who appear to be normal or even the life of the party are struggling with concealed depression or other disorder. You never really know who is struggling. Read More
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
Food addiction is real. Good news is, it can be treated.
Do you eat even when you’re not hungry? Do you find yourself eating too much, then feeling guilty about it afterwards? If eating food has consumed your life, then you probably have a food addiction.
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 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
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.
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
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