misuse of prescription drugs

Is It Illegal to Misuse Prescription Drugs?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: March 29, 2022Updated: April 17, 2022Misuse 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 this reason, if you or…

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How Long Does It Take to Detox From Alcohol?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: March 22, 2022Updated: March 18, 2022You’re waking up to the shakes. You know it’s a withdrawal symptom. It’s time to quit drinking. But you want to know, how long does it take to detox from alcohol?Understanding the Importance of Detoxing From AlcoholBefore you can enroll in the Bayview alcohol addiction rehab center in Tacoma,…

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What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment, and How Can it Help Me?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: February 25, 2022Updated: March 11, 2022Dual diagnosis care is the treatment of addiction along with the other issues and illnesses that often accompany it, including depression and anxiety, as well as other forms of addiction such as gambling and sex addiction. When we’re struggling with addiction, we often are also contending with other equally…

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How to Have a Sober Valentine’s Day

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: February 9, 2022Updated: March 11, 2022Valentine’s Day is a holiday where you celebrate love with the people that you love. You may have thought that you loved drugs and alcohol but it ended up being a poisonous relationship that left you sick. It is important that you find sober ways to enjoy yourself on…

Why Adderall Is an Abused Drug Among College Students

Why Adderall Is an Abused Drug Among College Students

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryAuthorColin MooreColin Moore read morePublished: November 19, 2021Updated: November 24, 2021Adderall is a prescription stimulant that can treat ADHD or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Those with ADHD typically struggle to focus, making them benefit from using a stimulant like Adderall. It allows them to be calm and attentive by balancing out certain brain chemicals. Those who do…

3 Signs Your Loved One Is Addicted to Heroin

3 Signs Your Loved One Is Addicted to Heroin

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryAuthorColin MooreColin Moore read morePublished: November 11, 2021Updated: November 24, 2021Untreated heroin addiction can present many dangers. Therefore, a comprehensive heroin addiction rehab is necessary if you suspect a loved one has a problem. Bayview Recovery is located in Tacoma, Washington, and offers highly individualized care to those suffering from heroin addiction. We believe that…

Spotting an Oxycontin Addiction

Spotting an OxyContin Addiction

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryAuthorColin MooreColin Moore read morePublished: October 23, 2021Updated: October 13, 2021The opioid epidemic is an indication of the widespread presence of people who are addicted to opioids such as OxyContin. Addiction to prescription opiates like OxyContin can damage your emotional and physical well-being. OxyContin is a powerful narcotic used to control severe or chronic pain.…

Dangers of Synthetic Opioids

Dangers of Synthetic Opioids

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryAuthorColin MooreColin Moore read morePublished: October 17, 2021Updated: October 13, 2021Synthetic opioids are a class of psychoactive drugs that relieve pain like opiates. Drug manufacturers artificially produce these substances with an internal structure similar to naturally occurring opioids like morphine. Synthetic opioids and natural opioids have similar risks, but synthetic opioids are more potent. Users…

Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

Detox and Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: October 9, 2021Updated: October 12, 2021Detox is an integral part of substance abuse treatment programs for meth addiction. Individuals going through detox and withdrawal are expected to experience mild to severe meth withdrawal symptoms. As much as the thought of symptoms such as panic attacks or hallucinations can be daunting, the process is necessary to…