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…

What Is Speedball

What Is a Speedball?

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: November 15, 2021Updated: November 24, 2021Polydrug use can put you at considerable risk for drug intoxication, a common reason for emergency hospital visits. Combined drug intoxication can be fatal and has claimed countless lives. One of the most common drug combinations that can cause combined drug intoxication is mixing cocaine, which is a stimulant,…

3 Benefits of Dual Diagnosis for Your Mental Health

3 Benefits of Dual Diagnosis for Your Mental Health

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: November 13, 2021Updated: November 24, 2021Struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction is always challenging. However, those who deal with more than one issue may find themselves in a uniquely demanding predicament. Recovery from two or more elements, whether drugs or a mental illness, requires a custom-built and highly individualized program. A dual diagnosis…

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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The Relationship Between Anxiety and Addiction

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: May 24, 2021Updated: May 24, 2021The more you learn about yourself and your addiction, the more you discover how interconnected your addictions and mental health issues are. One of the most common mental illnesses so many people struggle with is anxiety. Anxiety and addiction are often related, and for many people, they fuel each…

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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…

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…

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Commonly Abused Club Drugs by Students

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: April 20, 2021Updated: April 30, 2021Club drugs are often used by teens and young adults who frequent bars or nightclubs. They are often available at parties as well as concerts. These drugs carry several risks with them, including combinations that are not easy to identify. Consuming these drugs puts you at risk of addiction…

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Understanding the Signs of Addiction

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: April 16, 2021Updated: April 30, 2021Addiction isn’t always easy to see. Some people use drugs or alcohol for years and manage it well enough that they are able to work, engage with other people, and meet most expectations. Yet, over time, this will worsen, especially as tolerance and dependence grow. If you see the…

Benefits of a Sponsor After Rehab

Benefits of a Sponsor After Rehab

ByBayviewRecoveryBayviewRecoveryPublished: April 12, 2021Updated: April 30, 2021Working through addiction treatment takes time and significant amounts of work. In therapy, you’ll have a professional team to guide and support you through the process. This part of the process is the hardest. However, once you are ready to embrace life without a team of constant professionals to…