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…

What Is Speedball

What Is a Speedball?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: November 15, 2021 Updated: November 24, 2021 Polydrug 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…

3 Benefits of Dual Diagnosis for Your Mental Health

3 Benefits of Dual Diagnosis for Your Mental Health

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: November 13, 2021 Updated: November 24, 2021 Struggling 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…

Flakka Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Flakka Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: November 9, 2021 Updated: October 28, 2021 The illegal drug market continues to turn out some truly vile synthetic drugs. It seems every couple of years, or so you hear about some new substance claiming lives and creating a crisis. Criminals have been making and distributing harmful and addictive substances for decades…

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…

signs of addiction

Understanding the Signs of Addiction

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: April 16, 2021 Updated: April 30, 2021 Addiction 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…