a police officer holding a breathalyzer to test for dui vs dwi

DUI vs. DWI

Bayview Recovery Center is located in Tacoma, Washington. We serve the Pacific Northwest and have made the answer to these questions pertain to our state. Washington state does not designate between DUI which is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and DWI which is driving while intoxicated. Some states designate differences between the…

a woman thinking to herself is weed addictive

Is Weed Addictive?

It’s a common question. Is weed addictive? There’s a great deal of conflicting information about marijuana and whether it is safe to use. Even though this drug is being used more frequently in legalized situations, there is an addiction risk present. That’s one you need to take into consideration before you start using or, at…

Man smoking a cigarette wonders what are gateway drugs

What are Gateway Drugs?

Everyone has heard the argument that marijuana is a gateway drug but most people dismiss this idea. The concept is very real, however, and creates a well-trodden path towards drug addiction. When it comes to treatment for drug addiction, we must ask what are gateway drugs? Moreover, what are the risks they pose? What Are…

Will My Addiction Affect My Child?

Will My Addiction Affect My Child?

As parents, our children’s well-being is of the utmost importance to us and is usually our highest priority. We are responsible for their upbringing and their health, and we take our responsibility very seriously. We feel honored to be their parents. When we’re struggling with addiction, our priorities can become totally skewed. The toxic substances…