The Effects of Withdrawal

The Effects of Withdrawal

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: February 1, 2019 Updated: March 22, 2021 One 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…

Enabling Vs. Helping

Enabling Vs. Helping

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: January 27, 2019 Updated: March 12, 2021 Helping is when you aid someone to get on the right track in their recovery and persuade them to get treatment. Enabling is when you are unknowingly supporting someone’s addiction thinking you are protecting them from getting in trouble with the law or other…

What are the Connections Between Codependence and Addiction?

What are the Connections Between Codependence and Addiction?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: January 25, 2019 Updated: August 4, 2020 We often associate codependence with romantic partnerships that are full of neediness, attachments and obsessiveness. Codependence is when we’ve developed an unhealthy dependence and attachment on something or someone outside of ourselves. We are often seeking validation from other people in our lives. We…

How Does Bipolar Depression Function?

How Does Bipolar Depression Function?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: January 22, 2019 Updated: August 4, 2020 If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). When we are living with addiction, we are often also struggling with mental health issues, what are often called co-occurring disorders that function alongside our addiction and…

How Can I Overcome Temptation?

How Can I Overcome Temptation?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: January 18, 2019 Updated: August 4, 2020 One of the biggest challenges in our recovery begins when we’ve completed treatment, when we’re no longer being supervised in an environment with no access to our addictive substance or behavior of choice. When we return home and are starting to reintegrate back into…

What Happens When We Face Our Fears?

What Happens When We Face Our Fears?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: January 14, 2019 Updated: August 4, 2020 Living with addiction and mental health issues, we have a tendency to focus on the symptoms of our illnesses – our behavioral problems, our emotional issues, our toxic thought patterns. What we often forget to look at, however, are the fears underlying our self-destructiveness.…