misuse of prescription drugs

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…

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…

Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

Detox and Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: October 9, 2021 Updated: October 12, 2021 Detox is an integral part of substance abuse treatment programs for meth addiction. Individuals going through detox and withdrawal are expected to experience mild to severe meth withdrawal symptoms. As much as the thought of symptoms such as panic attacks or hallucinations can be daunting,…

myths about painkillers

Myths About Painkillers

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: March 27, 2021 Updated: April 19, 2021 With 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…

drug addicted parents

Dealing with Drug-Addicted Parents

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: February 12, 2021 Updated: April 9, 2021 Loving children consider parents to be role models who lead by example. But drug-addicted parents turn that paradigm on its head. This substance abuse problem has become so prevalent that National Surveys on Drug Use and Health indicate that 8.7 million children 17 years…