Bridges of Hope once again imparts valuable knowledge and clarifies common misconceptions as it holds a talk with University of Santo Tomas (UST) College of Accountancy students last April 8.
In our continuous efforts to provide awareness about addiction, treatment, recovery, and the gifts of a sober lifestyle, Bridges of Hope once again graces schools and universities. This time, Bridges of Hope is invited in an event organized by the University of Santo Tomas Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy, Red Cross Youth Council – Accountancy Unit.
The event, titled “Quitting Vice, Sobriety Enticed,” is part of the college’s substance abuse prevention education. It was attended by College of Accountancy students and was an online talk through Zoom. It was facilitated by Bridges of Hope’s very own General Manager, Guillermo “Gimo” Gomez, who tackled how vices can turn into addiction. Gomez discusses what addiction is, how it is a chronic brain disease characterized by compulsive behavior towards a drug, or alcohol, or activities such as mobile games or online gambling. Gomez also facilitated a Q&A session in which students asked Gomez questions about addiction, vices, recovery, and mental health.
Partnerships like this allow Bridges of Hope to further its advocacy to spread awareness about addiction and allow people a venue to feel understood. It also aims to reach out to those who may be struggling with substance abuse, and know that they can seek help.
Bridges of Hope is open to give such talks to schools and universities, as well as companies and organizations. For inquiries, call or text 09175098826.