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Dangers of Marijuana

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: June 21, 2020Updated: February 18, 2021Marijuana has widely gained acceptance as a legal recourse for medical and recreational purposes. However, it is important to realize the dangers of marijuana. If you already have a predisposition to addiction, using this drug can lead to substance abuse. At Bayview Recovery we have addiction therapy services to help…

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Common Causes of Substance Abuse

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: May 22, 2020Updated: May 19, 2020Finding an actual cause of substance abuse is not always easy. Causes of substance abuse are often merely reasons a person turns to using drugs or alcohol. As we explore this topic, keep that distinction in mind. This is necessary because not everyone who has a predisposition for addiction…

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Understanding Marijuana and Education

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: May 12, 2020Updated: May 19, 2020Marijuana and education most definitely don’t go together, and the evidence speaks for itself. 2017 survey statistics show that approximately4.1 million people aged 12 or older had a marijuana use disorder (MUD) in the past year. In addition, 2.2 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the survey…

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Opioid Epidemic 2020

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: May 6, 2020Updated: May 19, 2020Opioid addiction is still aserious public health crisis based on the opioid epidemic in 2020 updates by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Presently, the focus is on intervention and prevention. However, those already addicted to opioids may still need to check into an addiction treatment center in…

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DUI vs. DWI

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: April 10, 2020Updated: April 23, 2020Bayview Recovery Center is located in Tacoma, Washington. We serve the Pacific Northwest and have made the answer to these questions pertain to our state. Washington state does not designate between DUI which is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and DWI which is driving while intoxicated.…

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Psychiatrist vs. Therapist

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: April 6, 2020Updated: April 23, 2020At Bayview Recovery, we feel that you should seek professional guidance in making this decision. It may be that you need both a psychiatrist and a therapist for the best treatment option. There are many advantages to seeing both mental health professionals. If you feel you are suffering from…

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Oxycodone vs. Hydrocodone

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: April 4, 2020Updated: April 23, 2020Synthetic opioids are strong pain relievers that are often prescribed by a physician for pain relief. Synthetic opioids are abused with an alarming frequency. Physicians typically prescribe opioids following surgery, or when prolonged chronic pain is an issue. Currently, health care professionals have begun closely monitoring their patient’s opioid…

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What Is Lean Drug?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: April 2, 2020Updated: April 23, 2020Lean drug is a lethal recreational cocktail that is being used by many young adults today. The drug has been around for at least 20 years. It has been glamorized in rap culture for decades. The cocktail is made from a combination of codeine cough syrup which is typically…

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The Causes of Substance Abuse

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: March 27, 2020Updated: March 31, 2020What causes substance abuse? It is a question many people ask when they face a life-threatening situation. It may be your friend, sister, or spouse that is struggling with substance use. It could be you that is unable to stop using. Why is this happening? At Bayview Recovery, a…

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Do You Have an Addictive Personality?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: March 25, 2020Updated: March 31, 2020It’s not uncommon to hear people refer to others as having an addictive personality. Do you have this? Perhaps you’ve heard others refer to someone having such a personality trait that indicates they are more likely to develop a substance use disorder than others. The truth is, there’s no…