10 Subtle Clues Your Partner has Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar disorder can be hard to identify. However, by looking at these subtle signs, you may be able to pinpoint if your partner, or someone close to you, is suffering from this mood disorder and needs help.

You may love your partner for their quirks, but as time goes by, you notice little things that make you start wondering. You see changes that get you concerned. You see patterns that seems off to you. Guess what–your partner may have bipolar disorder. Read More

Warning Signs of High-Functioning Depression

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What’s your idea of depression? Do you know that there are people who may have high-functioning depression and you don’t even notice it?

Depression comes in many forms. It’s just not people who can’t get our of bed or those who are crying all day. Depression can be that college-educated professional coming to work everyday, or your successful boss who has garnered accolades under her name. It could also be that barista you’re getting your daily coffee fix from, or that mom who seems to have it all together. Read More

Opiate Painkiller Addiction: Debunking 5 Opioid Myths

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Opiate painkillers are widely used and highly helpful in managing pain. However, there’s the risk of addiction. Case in point: the opioid addiction problem that is considered epidemic in Western countries, particularly in the United States. Here in the Philippines, there are many who take opiate painkillers, and some may become dependent or addicted to the drugs.

While shabu or meth remains as the number one drug of choice for many in the country, there’s no denying that there are those who are also addicted to opiate painkillers such as Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, Vicodin, and many more. And as such, there are also myths surrounding opiate painkiller addiction, which makes it hard for people struggling with it to get the help they need. Read More

Addiction: The Most Dangerous Side Effect of Opioid Painkillers

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There is an opioid epidemic in the United States, as many people are addicted to opioid painkillers. After all they are easy to get and readily prescribed. Here in the Philippines, not everyone has access to these opioid painkillers–but that doesn’t mean the threat isn’t there.

Let’s take a look at the most dangerous side effect of opioid painkillers and why you should be on a lookout if you see someone abusing this. Read More

Addiction Problems in the LGBTQ Community

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While society has made great progress with regards to the advocacies of the LGBTQ community, it can’t be denied that substance abuse and addiction are also big problems for them. Drug addiction poses great risks and dangers for people in the LGBTQ community.

Let’s take a closer look. Read More

5 Things to Tell Yourself When You Want a Drink This Holiday Season

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For many drinkers, declining even a sip of alcohol can be a big challenge especially this holiday season . After all, what harm can it do? Having a drink this holiday season is in fact the norm as many people get together and celebrate over beers, wines, and cocktails. Read More

10 Common Traits of Adults Who Grew Up with Alcoholic Parents

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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

Coming Clean About Addiction: How to Tell Your Family

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Coming clean about addiction is no easy feat. It can even be as hard as actually coming clean and being sober. Still, there are those who may contemplate it. If you’re one of them, then here’s some helpful tips you may need.

Coming clean about addiction isn’t something people with substance abuse problem readily do. After all, admitting you have a problem can be very difficult. In fact, most people go on with their lives never admitting, even to themselves, that there is something wrong. For your family and friends who are concerned about you, this can be frustrating because they can that something really isn’t right. Read More

5 Reasons to Avoid Drinking When You’re Depressed

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It helps to avoid drinking, especially when you’re depressed. First of all, alcohol is a depressant, so while you may feel relaxed and relieved, your brain actually “feels” different. Find out why you should avoid drinking when you’re depressed.

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Pornosexual or Porn Addict: Is there a Difference?

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Pornosexual is a new term that is coined to describe a person whose sexual preference lie with porn more strongly than with actual sex. However, isn’t this just a fancy term for a porn addict? Read More