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What is a Speedball?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: May 16, 2022 Updated: May 10, 2022 When was the first speedball used, and what is a speedball? A speedball is a combination of heroin and cocaine. Physicians combined cocaine, heroin, alcohol, and chloroform together in the 19th century to relieve extreme pain. In today’s medical settings, this mixture is known…

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What to Expect in Drug Addiction Treatment Centers

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: April 23, 2022 Updated: April 26, 2022 Knowing when it is time to seek drug addiction counseling can be tricky. You may think you can stop any time you want without professional help. It’s true that some people can successfully quit using drugs on their own. However, this is not possible…

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Get Help With An Employee Assistance Program

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: April 21, 2022 Updated: April 26, 2022 Substance abuse and mental health issues can have a devastating impact on a person’s job and/or career. For some people, their struggles may impact their ability to function in their responsibilities at work and hinder their daily lives. No matter the situation, employees can…

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Is It Illegal to Misuse Prescription Drugs?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: March 29, 2022 Updated: April 17, 2022 Misuse 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…

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How to Treat Polysubstance Abuse

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: February 7, 2022 Updated: March 11, 2022 Substance abuse affects many people and is often challenging to overcome without proper support. In many situations, individuals use multiple substances at the same time. Using several substances simultaneously, or alternating between drugs and alcohol to combat the side effects of the other, is…

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Can Substance Abuse Cause Depression?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: February 4, 2022 Updated: March 11, 2022 Substance abuse and mental health issues typically exacerbate one another when left untreated. Therefore, understanding the relationship between substance abuse and mental health disorders can help you successfully identify the root causes of concern. Additionally, substance abuse can cause or amplify certain mood disorders…