stages of addiction

Stages of Addiction

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: October 1, 2019Updated: October 28, 2019Just like there are stages of addiction, there are various treatment programs to match the different stages of recovery. The 12 step addiction recovery program in Tacoma WA is one of those programs offered at Bayview Recovery. 12-Step is introduced after the client completes detox and is in recovery for substance…

Man wonders how addictive is cocaine

How Addictive Is Cocaine?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: September 21, 2019Updated: August 27, 2019Cocaine makes you feel awake, energetic, and happy. On the other side, it causes panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, and aggression. Even so, people use it. How addictive is cocaine that someone would use the drug in spite of its downsides?Understanding the Mechanics of Cocaine UseAt the cocaine addiction rehab…

Woman wonders what is vicodin

What is Vicodin?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: September 1, 2019Updated: August 27, 2019At the Bayview Recovery opiate addiction rehab center in Tacoma, WA, therapists routinely work with clients who received prescription Vicodin. Few knew about its habit-forming potential. Fewer still knew what it consisted of.Vicodin is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It’s a dangerous substance when you combine it with…

Man pondering the many Xanax addiction stories he's heard

Xanax Addiction Stories

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: August 3, 2019Updated: July 17, 2019Xanax is the brand name for alprazolam. Doctors typically prescribe it for anxiety disorders and similar conditions. However, for some people, the instant tranquility from the bottle is difficult to resist. Xanax addiction stories highlight what that’s like.Mental Illness Marks the Beginnings of Xanax Addiction StoriesYou started taking Xanax…

Couple enjoying a fun sober 4th of July

How to Have a Fun and Sober 4th of July

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: July 25, 2019Updated: August 13, 2019In your recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, there will be times you find it easier to abstain from use, and there will be days when you struggle. Independence Day, like many holidays, may present a challenge. To have a sober 4th of July, it’s essential that you do…

Woman struggles after learning about what is mescaline

What is Mescaline?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: July 21, 2019Updated: June 26, 2019Mescaline, also called mescal or peyote, serves a cultural purpose for Native Americans, as it has for thousands of years. But through non-cultural use, this intoxicant causes many adverse effects. Anyone abusing drugs on a recreational basis needs help understanding their root causes for doing so and how to…

Woman struggling through GHB side effects

GHB Side Effects

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: July 15, 2019Updated: June 26, 2019Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a controlled substance. Although it has medical uses, GHB side effects can lead to severe substance abuse problems. For some, it’s also a drug to get high. Others misuse it as a date rape drug.Who Abuses GHB?Interestingly, some athletes misuse the drug to build muscle mass…

Glass of purple liquid brings up the question what is purple drank

What is Purple Drank?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: July 9, 2019Updated: June 26, 2019At house parties, they call it lean or purple drank. Many hip-hop songs keep referencing it. However, precisely what is purple drank? Is this opioid-based drug mixture addictive?What is Purple Drank?People combine enormous quantities of codeine-containing cough syrup with soda and candies, turning the drink purple. Candy helps kill…

Doctor explains to patient the side effects of smoking dabs

Side Effects of Smoking Dabs

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: July 7, 2019Updated: June 26, 2019If you’ve never heard of it, “smoking dabs” is the newest form of substance abuse related to marijuana. In just a few easy steps, you can create a THC-rich marijuana concentrate. You get an immediate high that would typically require a couple of joints to reach. But nobody wants…

Man in distress due to whippets drug effects

Whippets Drug Effects

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: July 3, 2019Updated: August 13, 2019Many people may be shocked to learn of whipped cream and nitrous oxide’s connection to drug culture. These two things seem harmless and benign to most people. However, there’s a dark underbelly in the drug culture that has found ways of abusing nitrous oxide, sometimes called whippets. What are…