Drinking, especially excessively, in cases of alcoholism or alcohol addiction, can have major drawbacks–and it can damage relationships in ways that you may never be able to repair.
For many people, alcohol is a seemingly harmless reason to unwind and celebrate. In fact, it’s part of many cultures all over the world. People drink alcohol such as beer, wine, champagne, cognac, and all sorts of liquors for many reasons. Some do it for fun, socialization, relaxing, escape, get sleeps, and even to relieve symptoms such as stress. Read More
If learning how to live without alcohol was easy, then a lot of people will be sober by now. However, the fact is, many people struggle with the unease and discomfort of going through life, with its unexpected trials and unavoidable consequences. Read More
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.
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
Toxic relationship–you may be in one because you think that what is happening with you and with your partner is just normal. Guess what–it’s not. Here are 10 toxic relationship signs to look out for.
Relationships are hard work. They can be rewarding, but it takes two people who are willing to make things work. However, relationships are never how they are portrayed on television or in the movies. Read More
Stressed or depressed? Which one are you? Know the difference and get the help you need.
Difficulties and challenges are perhaps part and parcel of life. After all, you don’t get the good without the bad, as most people would say. However, there are times that things can get pretty out of hand and you may sometimes feel overwhelmed. You may feel stressed and pressured by the demands of life, or you may feel depressed and desperate. However, it’s best to know which one do you feel and to immediately get the remedy and help you need. Read More
How healthy is your weekend binge drinking habit? Find out here.
So you only drink on weekends. And when there are occasions. And sometimes on weekdays, too. It all sounds so harmless, but is it really? 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
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
When addiction rehab is filled with misconceptions, it pays to take it from the experts, like the addiction professionals from Bridges of Hope.
Addiction rehab treatment pretty much works following the same stages. Let’s break these stages down. Read More