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How to Hold an Intervention

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: April 7, 2022Updated: April 26, 2022When people’s lives are being ruined by substance abuse or they refuse to get help for their mental health issues, you want to do more than just observe. Instead, you and your loved ones can hold an intervention for this person. An intervention is a structured conversation between loved…

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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…

Why Borderline Personality Treatment Could Rebuild Your Relationships

Why Borderline Personality Treatment Could Rebuild Your Relationships

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: November 7, 2021Updated: November 24, 2021Bayview Recovery, a mental health treatment center in Tacoma, WA, offers a variety of services, including addiction treatment and care for those with borderline personality disorder. Borderline personality disorder affects a relatively small percentage of the adult population. It’s found to be more common in women. However, there is…

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…

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National Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Month

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: September 25, 2021Updated: August 31, 2021For over 30 years, September has marked the observance of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. The month’s primary goal is to raise awareness and understanding surrounding mental and substance use disorders. Throughout the month, there are several celebratory dates, such as National Sober Day. By celebrating these…

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College Drinking

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryAuthorColin MooreColin Moore read morePublished: April 28, 2021Updated: May 6, 2021Attending college can involve joining all of the heavy parties you can attend that serve alcoholic beverages when you should be studying for exams. According to a 2016 Monitoring Future Study, 81% of college students have tried alcohol at least once in their lives, and…

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Myths About Painkillers

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: March 27, 2021Updated: April 19, 2021With more people than ever suffering from chronic pain, doctors are prescribing opioid painkillers in high amounts. Unfortunately, there are still many myths about painkillers and their addictiveness. These myths leave many people unprepared for the realities of life while using painkillers.If you have questions concerning myths about painkillers,…

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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…

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History of Prohibition in the Early 20th Century

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: February 24, 2020Updated: February 24, 2020When lawmakers during the early 20th century realized the harmful effects of abusive substances, they felt it was best to ban these drugs to ensure no one gets their hands on them. Unfortunately, history shows that when you ban something that everyone wants, it will only make people want…