misuse of prescription drugs

Is It Illegal to Misuse Prescription Drugs?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: March 29, 2022Updated: April 17, 2022Misuse 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 this reason, if you or…

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…

Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

Detox and Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: October 9, 2021Updated: October 12, 2021Detox 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, the process is necessary to…

chronic depression

Suffering from Chronic Depression

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: May 21, 2021Updated: May 24, 2021Chronic depression is a debilitating condition for many people. It may lead to substance use, anxiety, and even thoughts of suicide. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It may also be time to consider seeking treatment for your…

Effects of Withdrawal

The Effects of Withdrawal

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryAuthorColin MooreColin Moore read morePublished: April 24, 2021Updated: May 6, 2021One of the things that keep so many people from choosing recovery is the fear of the withdrawal symptoms they’ll experience when they stop using their drug of choice. Sometimes they’re so afraid of these symptoms that they assume they won’t be able to survive…

myths about painkillers

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,…

drug addicted parents

Dealing with Drug-Addicted Parents

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: February 12, 2021Updated: April 9, 2021Loving 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 old or younger lived in…

addiction and pop culture

Addiction in Pop Culture

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: January 30, 2021Updated: March 18, 2021Is drug use glorified in pop culture? Does Hollywood make you think that using alcohol or marijuana is safe to do? When it comes to addiction and pop culture, there are many misleading and often worrisome beliefs presented. However, if you are struggling with substance abuse right now, recognize…