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What is a Speedball?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: May 16, 2022 Updated: May 10, 2022 When was the first speedball used, and what is a speedball? A speedball is a combination of heroin and cocaine. Physicians combined cocaine, heroin, alcohol, and chloroform together in the 19th century to relieve extreme pain. In today’s medical settings, this mixture is known…

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What to Expect in Drug Addiction Treatment Centers

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: April 23, 2022 Updated: April 26, 2022 Knowing when it is time to seek drug addiction counseling can be tricky. You may think you can stop any time you want without professional help. It’s true that some people can successfully quit using drugs on their own. However, this is not possible…

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Get Help With An Employee Assistance Program

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: April 21, 2022 Updated: April 26, 2022 Substance abuse and mental health issues can have a devastating impact on a person’s job and/or career. For some people, their struggles may impact their ability to function in their responsibilities at work and hinder their daily lives. No matter the situation, employees can…

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Short and Long-Term Effects of Oxycodone Abuse

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: April 1, 2022 Updated: April 26, 2022 Oxycodone is an opioid very similar to heroin and morphine which produces an intense high. The sense of euphoria that users get when taking the drug is one they will want to repeat, and this can quickly lead to dependency and addiction. While the…

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Is It Illegal to Misuse Prescription Drugs?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: March 29, 2022 Updated: April 17, 2022 Misuse of prescription drugs is defined as, “Taking drugs other than how they were prescribed to you.” Prescription drug misuse can lead to addiction, which further increases the risk of overdose. It is estimated that more than 18 million Americans abuse prescription drugs. For…

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Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms Timeline

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: March 28, 2022 Updated: March 18, 2022 Benzos, including the brand name drugs Valium and Xanax, are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in America today. This is because they have proven to be effective medications in the treatment of panic attacks, anxiety, and seizure disorders. Sadly, even when used…