Woman taking a pill wonders if she has an opioid use disorder

Opioid Use Disorder

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: May 18, 2019Updated: May 14, 2019How did your opioid use disorder begin? Did prescription pain pills hook you? Did you hear about the high and wanted to try it out? No matter what happened, there is hope and help through rehab.Opioids Set You up for DependencyIt’s fair to say that the root of an…

Woman on couch receives therapy for her co-occurring disorders

Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: May 14, 2019Updated: May 14, 2019Why do people begin abusing drugs or alcohol? In addition to genetics and social conditioning, there’s the possibility of co-occurring disorders. What are they? Most importantly, what should you do if you struggle with these conditions right now?What are Co-Occurring Disorders?When someone struggles with chemical dependency and a mental…

Man exhibiting the classic signs of alcoholism

Signs of Alcoholism

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: May 10, 2019Updated: May 9, 2019Various signs of alcoholism exist to help you identify if your loved one is struggling with alcohol abuse. Sometimes alcohol abuse is easy to recognize if the person has a severe problem. However, in other cases, the person may attempt to hide their abuse by drinking in isolation. What…

Woman receiving treatment in one of the best rehab centers in washington state

Finding Rehab Centers in Washington State

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: May 7, 2019Updated: May 14, 2019You’re looking for help with chemical dependency. An addiction’s out of control, and you know it’s time to get professional assistance. What should you look for when searching for rehab centers in Washington State? Here are some must-have options.Excellent Rehab Centers in Washington State Offer Flexible Treatment Delivery ChoicesThere’s…

Self-Oppression

Self-Oppression

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: February 27, 2019Updated: March 12, 2021When we think of oppression, we usually associate it with political and economic subjugation in our societies. What can be just as harmful, however, are the many ways in which we oppress ourselves. Self-oppression keeps us trapped and locked into lives full of pain. It prevents us from seeking…

What Does Hitting Rock Bottom Feel Like?

What Does Hitting Rock Bottom Feel Like?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: February 27, 2019Updated: August 4, 2020For those living with addiction, many of us experience what we often refer to as hitting “rock bottom,” that time and place where we feel we’ve fallen as low as we possibly can. In this place, there are some common things many of us think, feel and experience that…

Self-Love and Recovery

Self-Love and Recovery

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: February 26, 2019Updated: March 12, 2021The more work we do in our recovery, the more we learn that our emotional issues are at the root of our addictive patterns, and if we’re to heal from our addictions, we need to heal from these issues in our lives. One of our most common issues, practically…

The Importance of Focus in Recovery

The Importance of Focus in Recovery

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: February 25, 2019Updated: March 12, 2021The more we learn about the power of our thoughts, the more we see firsthand that our focus determines our reality, and we have the ability to create the lives we want for ourselves by choosing our thoughts. What we focus on, we give our energy to, and when…

How Does Boredom Lead to Addiction?

How Does Boredom Lead to Addiction?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: February 25, 2019Updated: August 4, 2020There are many factors that can contribute to our addictions – our family’s experience with substance abuse, our genetic makeup, our mental illnesses and our lack of healthy emotional coping skills. One factor we often ignore but that can be particularly problematic is boredom. When we think of boredom,…

How to Forgive Someone with Addiction

How to Forgive Someone with Addiction

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: February 23, 2019Updated: March 12, 2021Forgiveness can be hard to do when you have so much anger inside of you. When you know someone struggling with addiction, all you can think about when you look at that person is all the hurt they caused you. Practicing forgiveness is an important step in maintaining a…