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…

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5 Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: October 18, 2020 Updated: January 11, 2021 Synthetic marijuana first appeared in the 1980s, a byproduct of researchers searching for new ways of treating diseases like multiple sclerosis and HIV. The year 2008 marked the first appearance of the drugs on the market for recreational use in Germany. Synthetic marijuana quickly spread to…

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Mixing Substances: What Is Polysubstance Abuse?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: August 12, 2020 Updated: October 15, 2021 What is polysubstance abuse? Bayview Recovery in Tacoma, WA, welcomes clients struggling to overcome multiple substance abuse disorders. If you use more than one illicit drug or combine drugs with alcohol consumption, you need an addiction treatment center that treats your dependencies simultaneously. With…