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What to Expect in Medication-Assisted Treatment

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: August 24, 2022 Updated: July 26, 2022 What is MAT, and how can it help you overcome addiction? MAT, or medication-assisted treatment, utilizes specific medications to help you stay more comfortable as you withdraw from opioids. If you need the support of medication to overcome opioid use disorder, a Tacoma, Washington,…

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Preparing for Medication-Assisted Treatment

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: August 22, 2022 Updated: July 26, 2022 Medication-assisted treatment is an important aspect of managing the symptoms of substance use disorder and relapse prevention. It can also help people who have been in recovery for some time and are still experiencing symptoms. What is MAT, and what makes it different from…

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Short and Long-Term Effects of Oxycodone Abuse

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: April 1, 2022 Updated: June 23, 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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What Are Refusal Skills?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: January 14, 2022 Updated: January 28, 2022 Navigating social situations is difficult enough, and when recovery is involved, it can become more challenging. Protecting your sobriety while socializing is possible. Also, recognizing you have the freedom to create boundaries and stay safe in an environment is necessary to feel comfortable in…

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5 Opioid Refusal Strategies

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: December 23, 2021 Updated: November 24, 2021 Opioids are powerful pain-relieving substances that quickly create physical dependence. Therefore, professional treatment is needed to help you safely break free from opioid addiction. Attending a drug rehab for opioids is a trusted option in ensuring a successful recovery.  Bayview Recovery is Washington’s premier…

Spotting an Oxycontin Addiction

Spotting an OxyContin Addiction

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: October 23, 2021 Updated: October 13, 2021 The 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…

Dangers of Synthetic Opioids

Dangers of Synthetic Opioids

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: October 17, 2021 Updated: October 13, 2021 Synthetic 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…

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The Importance of Treatment for Heroin Addiction

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: June 15, 2021 Updated: June 28, 2021 Heroin use has quadrupled in the last decade, and the increase has affected all demographic groups. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has acknowledged this as an epidemic commonly known as the opioid crisis. Providing safe, accessible, and effective treatment nationwide is of dire…