We’re now putting the spotlight on HIV and how it is linked to substance addiction.
Attention on HIV (or Human Immunodeficiency Virus) has been revived anew since the recent revelation of controversial actor Charlie Sheen about him being HIV-positive. Many of his friends have urged him to come out amid rumors and in order to somehow erase the stigma surrounding this disease.
We all know that one person who always has a little too much to drink. Or maybe that’s you, or someone dear to you. Are they in the brink of being addicted to alcohol? Here we discuss the signs and symptoms as well as the dangerous withdrawal symptoms of alcohol addiction.
In one way or another, we may know or witnessed firsthand someone letting their kids taste a little beer or wine at a party. After all, it’s a special occasion and it’s harmless, right?
“We all know drunks and junkies and they all need help and the help is out there. All they have to do is pick up the phone and make the call. Or not. Either way, there will be a phone call.”
–Russell Brand, comedian, host, and reformed addict
Do you need to make the call for you or a loved one?
When we talk about alcoholism, many people especially here in our country, would deny that they are alcoholics. But try to ask these questions and see how these make you feel?
Get help from your friends, family members, or from professionals. It’s not too late. You can still turn your life around TODAY.
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The holidays and festivities are about to be over and you’re still revving yourself up for the last hurrah of New Year’s Eve parties. However, before you get yourself on another alcohol binge, read up on how drinking too much alcohol too often affects you.
…This is a recipe for disaster. Don’t mar the festivity of the holiday season with the wrong decision.
Seeing a loved one throw his life and his health down the drain because of addiction can be heartbreaking. You would want to find a way to help him–even save him. If you could only understand, or if you could only make his problems go away…
The stereotype of addicts and alcoholics often involves images of people who are homeless, destitute, and filthy looking–in short, a mess. Addicts are almost always depicted this way in the media. They are mostly associated with crime and poverty. However, not all addicts look similarly like this. In fact, most of them don’t look the same at all.
What if you wake up one day to find that your husband or wife is an addict?
Whether it is alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, prescription drugs, gambling, or any other substance or activity, finding out that your loved one is addicted can be a hard pill to swallow. And for some, it is not an overnight discovery. More often than not, it is a slow peeling of layers upon layers of lies and deception that leaves the addict’s partner devastated as their life together goes on a rapidly accelerating downward spiral.
Everyday on television, in the newspaper, or even online, you will encounter news about crimes involving drunkenness. From petty crimes to heinous ones, you will always find someone having broken the law because he or she is under the influence of alcohol. And now wonder–we Filipinos are ranked as the world’s third heaviest drinkers.