Consequences of Alcoholism

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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Flickr Photo/Venessa Nina

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Alcoholics Hiding in Plain Sight

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Alcohol can be confusing. It can be highly addictive for some, while there are others who can drink every weekend and still maintain safe drinking boundaries. In this case, alcohol is selectively addictive.

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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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Suicide: The Hidden Risk of Addiction

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Although the Philippines has a comparatively lower suicide rate than its neighboring countries, the increase in the number of Filipinos committing suicide over the last decades is something that cannot be ignored. From 1984 to 2005, the suicide rate in our country has increased from 0.46 to 7 out of every 200,000 men, and from 0.24 to two for every 200,000 women. Majority of these cases involve young people aged 24 years old and below.

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Celebrity Addiction Recovery Stories

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Hollywood has long been well-known to be peppered with celebrities with different addiction–alcohol, cocaine, and heroin, to name just a few.

In fact, the latest Academy Awards has seen Los Angeles street artist named Plastic Jesus spoofing the award-giving body’s famous statue, Oscar. In the picture below is a life-size Oscar statue snorting cocaine on Hollywood Boulevard.

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Cocaine use is prevalent in Hollywood, says street artist ‘Plastic Jesus’

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A Toast to That: How Alcohol Affects You

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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.

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Before You Drink and Drive This Holiday Season…Read This!

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…This is a recipe for disaster. Don’t mar the festivity of the holiday season with the wrong decision.

Alcohol-Free Holidays, Anyone?
Alcohol-Free Holidays, Anyone?
This may be the statistics in the US but the truth behind it is true all over the globe. Don’t drink and drive.

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Help! My Spouse is an Addict: How to Deal With Your Partner’s Addiction

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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.

Breaking Up and Breaking Out in Marriage and Addiction

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The Invisible Shadow: How Addiction Affects Your Family

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“When I hear or read people say they are addicted to shoes, or chocolates, or this tv show or that dish…I cringe,” says Carla*, a twenty-something mother of two.

She adds, “Obviously, these people take the word ‘addiction’ too lightly without knowing how that very word has devastated me, my family, and everyone else who deals with the harsher, more merciless meaning of ADDICTION.”

Addict's Family Needs Help Too

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