addiction

How to Help Someone Who Doesn’t Want Help

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How would you help someone who doesn’t want your help and doesn’t even help himself?¬†

It’s an impossible scenario right?

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Loving Him Into Rehab

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Do you love him so much that you are willing to get him into rehab?

When you have a partner, spouse, family member or friend who is suffering from substance dependence or addiction, we often find ourselves wanting to keep them from harm and protect them even from themselves. We try to keep them clean and healthy, buy them medicine when they get sick, cover up their unpaid bills, support them when they lose their jobs, and help them if they get into any legal trouble.

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The Cost of Addiction for Pregnant Women

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When you’re pregnant, you’re not just eating for two. You’re drinking, breathing, and living for two. Therefore, it is very important to carefully consider the things that you give your body and eventually your baby. So when you eat junk, your baby eats junk too. When you smoke or drink, your baby receives traces of nicotine and alcohol too. And when you take illegal drugs, your baby gets affected as well.

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Addiction is a Rollercoaster: The Jellinek Curve

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Having a full understanding of how addiction progresses can open the door to insights on how to ultimately break the cycle.

The recovery and rehabilitation community has long been on the search to understand the dynamics and root cause of substance abuse. Throughout the decades, one of the most widely known theories to explain substance abuse and how it progresses is represented in a visual arc known as the Jellinek Curve.

Infographic courtesy of www.watershed.com.
Infographic courtesy of http://www.watershed.com.

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The Insanity of Addiction

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“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

While this quote can be attributed to Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, or Benjamin Franklin, it really doesn’t matter when it comes to addiction–because the quote clearly and adequately describes substance and behavioral addiction.

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Top 10 Signs of Addiction

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Whether it’s not really obvious, you’re in denial, or you simply have no clue, someone you love or care about may be addicted to a substance or behavior.

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12 Spiritual Principles To Live By in Your Recovery

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Many people who enter the doors of rehabilitation often find themselves also struggling with their spirituality. Many struggle with the idea of spirituality or the belief in a higher power because they may not identify themselves as religious, or have now rejected religion.

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GMA NewsTV11 Brigada Features Bridges of Hope in Episode on Alcoholism

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In an episode aired September 29 at 8pm on GMA NewsTV 11, Brigada features Bridges of Hope as it interviews Envic Zamora, Bridges of Hope Executive Director, about alcoholism and treatment options available for alcoholics. In this episode, reporter Jay Zabale goes in depth on the different issues about alcohol and how drinking is deeply rooted in Filipino culture.

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Behavioral Addiction Signs, Symptoms, and Effects

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When people hear the word “addiction” they often think of drugs and alcohol. However, uppers and downers aren’t the only ones that people tend to abuse and become addicted to.

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All About Behavioral Addiction

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Just like you need to be in tip-top physical health, you also need to be in shape when it comes to your behavioral health. Behavioral health involves your psychological well-being, the choices you make, habits you develop, and how your mental soundness is impacting your quality of life.

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