WATCH: Everything We Know About Addiction is Wrong

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Addiction today is a global problem, affecting not just individuals, but also families and communities. In the United States, opioid addiction is now considered as an epidemic, while here in our country, the Philippines, the controversial war on drugs of the Duterte administration continues to make headlines. Read More

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.

VIDEO: How Alcohol Affects Your Body

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Alcohol has become a deep-rooted part of our culture and traditions. It’s part of many celebrations, so no wonder it’s normalized and even encouraged in some situations. Read More

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

Are You a Dry Drunk? Here’s What to Do

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If you have recently quit drinking or using drugs, then you probably are struggling. After all, being sober and leading a clean lifestyle after years of substance abuse isn’t a walk in the park.

However, if you’ve been sober or are in recovery but still feel like you’re barely holding on, then you could be a dry drunk. Your family might feel like they’re walking on thin ice around you and as for you, you’re always angry and irritable. Read More

What are You Giving Up for Lent?

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What are you giving up this Lent?

It’s the Holy Week and many  use this season to go out and frolic at the beach or travel. However, as a recovering addict or alcoholic, you may use this Lenten Season as a turning point.

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Alcohol Poisoning: What You Need to Know

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What most people may not realize is that alcohol is, in fact, poison. A given amount of alcohol in your bloodstream can be toxic and can lead to alcohol poisoning.

Alcohol poisoning is real. In fact, many people all over the globe die from this. One moment they’re drinking and the next they’re unconscious. Before you know it, they’re gone.  Read More

8 Benefits of Private In-Patient Addiction Rehab

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The problem of addiction is prevalent in almost every corner of the world. It has affected millions of individuals and their families. In-patient addiction rehab programs, such as those provided by Bridges of Hope, offer expertly managed care for those who are struggling with drug, alcohol, and behavioral addictions. Read More

Sober is the New Sexy: Here’s Why

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These days, sexy can mean so many different things. For some, sexy means being confident in your own skin. For others, sexy is about the curves, the six-pack, the toned muscles, the skimpy bikinis, or even the smarts. However, social media has redefined what it is to be sexy as every photo posted could probably be photoshopped, filtered, and packaged to garner more likes. It can be easy to lose perspective on what it is to really be sexy.

What you may not realize, however, is that sober people have many qualities that make them sexy–without the photoshop and filters.  Read More

Adderall: What You Should Know About This Stimulant

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Adderall is a prescription drug that, while beneficial for certain conditions, is still widely abused throughout the globe, especially by students. While it is prescribed for those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), may people abuse it due to the psychoactive effects of the drug. Read More