10 Uplifting Tips to Survive a Relationship with an Addict

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Having a relationship with an addict is beyond tough. We hope that these 10 uplifting tips can help you find the answers you’re looking for.

The intricacies of love, dating, and relationships are complex enough. Add addiction into the mix and you’re in for the ride of your life. This is because addiction is not like any disease. It robs you not just of your loved one’s health–it robs you of that person that you used to love as well. Read More

SPOTTED: 5 Signs of Meth Abuse

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Meth abuse can be easy to spot–if you know where you’re looking.

Methamphetamine, meth, or here in our country, shabu. This is a highly addictive drug that can cause damaging changes to the brain, which can then affect their judgment and behavior. Read More

Mixing Drugs: What is Poly Drug Abuse

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Mixing drugs, or poly drug abuse, is often used by people who are addicted to substances but have already developed a tolerance for their initial drug of choice. And so, they would experiment mixing drugs together to get the high that they want or even get higher still.

In that insatiable thirst for the high, the addicted person would often stop caring what kind of drugs or substances they use as long as they get off on them. Often, these mixes of substances can cut it, but there are also times that these mixes of drugs can be prove to be a fatal recipe. Read More

Drug Cocktail: Mixing Meth with Weed

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Meth with weed, or having weed laced with meth may not be common, but it’s possible. Many people, especially those who buy weed from the streets, may not know that their weed is mixed with meth. However, there are those who intentionally mix meth with weed for a variety of reasons. Read More

The Difference Between Meth and Cocaine

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Meth and cocaine are both psychostimulant drugs, which means that they have mind-altering effects. Both may come as a white powder, and they are also compared because they have almost the same effects. Meth and cocaine also have a high potential to be abused. Read More

LOOK: How Meth Changes Your Appearance–for the Worse

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Meth is a highly addictive drugs, and its horrifying effects can have long-term effects that could be irreversible, such as psychosis, anhedonia (inability to experience happiness, and brain damage).

This is why it’s always better to get addiction treatment sooner rather than later.

To give you perspective on how meth changes you, here’s a video of the before and after photos of meth users.

WATCH this video of “The Faces of Meth”:

For those who haven’t tried meth, this video hopes to dissuade you from ever trying. And for those who are already using meth, don’t wait until your appearance changes for the worse like this.

The Horrifying Effects of Meth on Your Appearance:

  • Skin. Meth can cause widespread acne as well as dry skin. It may also cause you to experience extreme itchiness, to the point that you feel like you have bugs crawling under your skin. This can cause you to obsessively scratch and pick at your sores.
  • Change in face shape. Meth can cause you to not have the appetite to eat, which can lead to weight loss, which in turn results to a gaunt and emaciated look.
  • Meth mouth. Meth users eventually lose their teeth. This is because meth can cause you to have dry mouth, which can cause decay in your teeth. Poor hygiene as well as involuntary teeth grinding common to meth users, can also further rot away your teeth.
  • Aging. A meth addict’s appearance will always look older than they really are.

Get help now. Bridges of Hope is here to provide private, secure, effective, and affordable addiction rehab treatment. Talk to our counselors and addiction professionals to know more: 09175098826.

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.

How to Recognize a Meth Addict in Your Home

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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

Is Your Teen Using? How to Spot Drug Paraphernalia

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Drug paraphernalia is easy to spot if you know where to look. For parents of kids or partners of adults who are abusing drugs, it’s important to know how to spot drug paraphernalia and know for sure if your loved ones need professional drug addiction treatment.

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4 Stages of Addiction: How a Taste Turns to Addiction

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Contrary to popular belief perpetuated by addiction myths, addiction doesn’t happen overnight.

Addiction is a disease and there are people who are more prone to developing this than others. Still, everyone who develop the addiction goes through these 4 stages.

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