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Your New Year’s Resolution: End Substance Abuse

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryAuthorColin MooreColin Moore read morePublished: January 6, 2022Updated: January 28, 2022The beginning of the new year is an ideal time to focus on setting and working toward goals. When you or someone you love struggles with substance abuse, consider setting New Year’s resolutions aimed at recovery. Keep the following information and substance abuse and resolutions…

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Celebrating A Sober New Year

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: January 4, 2022Updated: January 28, 2022Several task force agencies warn against heavy drinking, including binge drinking, which costs the United States billions of dollars every year. Alcohol abuse resulted in lost wages or affected work productivity, costs related to criminal justice, healthcare, and other expenses. The new year is often a time that is…

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5 Opioid Refusal Strategies

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: December 23, 2021Updated: November 24, 2021Opioids 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 drug rehab, specializing in restoring hope…

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Fun Sober Holiday Activities

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: December 13, 2021Updated: December 1, 2021When we think of the holidays, many of us picture parties and special events full of drinking. It’s hard for us to think of celebration or fun without drugs and alcohol. When we are in recovery, getting through the holidays successfully, and actually enjoying them, means creating new associations…

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How to Spend New Years Sober

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: December 11, 2021Updated: December 1, 2021The whole idea of a sober New Years is difficult to imagine for many people, especially for those who have only recently gone into recovery. Obviously, there are some big challenges for those of us who wish to remain sober on New Year’s Eve. Fortunately, there are techniques you…

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How to Reduce Holiday Anxiety

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: December 7, 2021Updated: December 1, 2021As much as we love the holidays, they can put a lot of stress on our mental health. The planning and preparations can really wipe a person out. It is important for you to find ways to plan ahead early so that you can enjoy your holidays stress-free. Remember…

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What Are the Signs of Heroin Addiction?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: December 3, 2021Updated: December 2, 2021Opioids have been in the spotlight over the past several decades. Many people who get prescribed opioids continue to use them and become addicted. Others feel their prescription no longer works, causing them to begin using harder drugs like heroin. When that happens, a heroin addiction treatment center may…

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What Is Seasonal Depression?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryAuthorColin MooreColin Moore read morePublished: November 27, 2021Updated: November 24, 2021During the winter months, there is reduced light and shorter days. The phenomenon can affect some people, causing turmoil in their day-to-day activities. Such people suffer seasonal depression that occurs at specific times of the year. Those with loved ones who have this disorder may…

3 Benefits Of Individual Therapy for Addiction

3 Benefits of Individual Therapy for Addiction

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: November 25, 2021Updated: November 24, 2021There are many different approaches to therapy when it comes to addiction. Individual therapy or talk therapy encourages honest and open discussion about your issues without restrictions or judgment. This sort of safe environment enables you to work through your problems with your therapist effectively without fear of shame…

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What Are Heroin Overdose Symptoms?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: November 21, 2021Updated: November 24, 2021Heroin is an illegal substance processed from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from certain varieties of poppy plants. This drug can be snorted, smoked, or injected, depending on the user. Heroin quickly binds to opioid receptors as it converts into morphine, creating a surge of pleasurable and euphoric…