8 Ways to Keep Your Child Off Drugs

Keep Your Child Off Drugs

At Bridges of Hope, we know personally the pain of addiction. Addiction is a disease based on biochemical changes in the brain that affect a person’s behavior, motivation, decision-making, and learning.

As a parent, you can do a lot to help your child stay away from drugs. Aside from drug education, you can create a healthy, happy, and non-threatening environment for your children to thrive in. Read More

How Laughter Helps Recovering Addicts

Laughter Helps Recovering Addicts

Laughter helps recovering addicts in profound ways. Those who find it in them to inject humor and laughter into their daily lives, even despite challenges, can benefit and be more successful in maintaining sobriety. Read More

Debunking 5 Myths About Addiction and Recovery

Common Myths About Addiction and Recovery

Stereotypes and myths about addiction and recovery are dangerous. They never get addicts the help they need. Often, they can even make situations worse. Such myths about addiction and treatment can cause those who are struggling with addiction to sink deeper into this deadly cycle and succumb to denial.  Read More

5 Things Addicts in Recovery Should Know About Sobriety

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Addicts in recovery can find sobriety very difficult at first. As they go along, they will see the rewards of sobriety and how it can change their lives for the better.

Having a life led by and centered on substances like drugs and alcohol, imagining a life sober can be very difficult. After all, the addiction is on the wheel and can have a very tight grip on the addict’s life. However, once they get to be treated in facilities such as Bridges of Hope, they will understand that how they have been living their lives is totally wrong and destructive. They will also learn more life skills that will help them cope and make better decisions instead of resorting to these addictive substances.

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How to Make an Environment Ideal for Your Recovery

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The world around you can influence how you behave and feel. If you’re someone who is in recovery, your environment can also make or break your recovery from addiction.

If you’re someone who have just come out of rehab or want to overcome an alcohol, drug, or behavioral addiction, here are some tips on how you can make your environment ideal. Read More

Relapse: 5 Important Things You Need to Know

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Those who have undergone addiction rehab and is embarking on their recovery can very well understand just how tough it is to deal with day-to-day life. Every day is a choice of whether to put down a drink or refuse to use drugs–or get on a bender and start the destructive cycle again. Read More

5 Apps to Help You Drink Moderately

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Technology today helps make it easier for people to get the help they need, including drinking moderately.

It’s the weekend and you’re looking forward to grabbing a few drinks with friends. However, the “few drinks” seem to always end up with you getting wasted or passing out without no idea what happened the night before.  Read More

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

Bridges of Hope – Lipa is NOW OPEN

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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

Mental Health Check: 10 Signs You May Need Mental Health Treatment

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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