Drug Abuse

Bayview Recovery treats addiction and the mental health disorders which often accompany it. Pharmaceuticals prescribed for legitimate medical needs as well as “street” drugs can both lead to addiction. Even people who have never had drug or mental health issues previously can quickly succumb when specific conditions are present.

Because drugs and individuals differ widely, the symptoms of drug abuse or addiction may not always be immediately apparent. Addiction is not always marked by the out-of-control behaviors often seen in the media; however, some drug addictions do look like that. “Silent addictions” can do as much harm — often more harm — than addictions which are more obvious. This is because addictions which go untreated can continue to cause bodily harm for a longer time.

Addiction has no cure, but it can be treated. Successful addiction treatment requires several things, the most important of which is supervised medical care and psychological and behavioral therapies. Together, these modalities will help you break your chemical dependency and develop strategies to control and manage your drug cravings. If you suffer from addiction, you can seek treatment and live a healthy, satisfying and drug-free life without drugs and alcohol.

You can get industry-leading, personalized drug treatment from the qualified professionals at Bayview Recovery. Bayview Recovery has helped thousands overcome a wide variety of substances and the mental health disorders which frequently prolong these chemical dependencies. At Bayview Recovery, we treat:

  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine and Crack
  • DXM and Cough Syrup
  • Hallucinogens
  • Heroin and Fentanyl
  • Opioids
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Stimulants

Alcohol

Alcohol abuse is tragically very common. This is because alcohol is highly accessible and found at virtually every adult social gathering, whether personal or professional. If you have one or more of the symptoms mentioned below, you may have an alcohol abuse problem, whether you have recognized it before or not. Symptoms of alcohol abuse include:

  • An inability to curb drinking
  • An inability to maintain focus
  • Loss of interest in other activities
  • Withdrawal from social activities
  • Unpredictable or violent behavior
  • Performance issues at school or work
  • Anxiety, depression or the appearance of other mental health issues

Because of alcohol’s wide accessibility, it is very easy to relapse if you try to quit on your own. To quit successfully, you will need professional help, including a long-term aftercare plan to ensure you stay sober after treatment. Recovery programs for alcoholics can be safe havens to receive judgment-free support from people who understand the challenges and rewards of sobriety. Bayview Recovery can tailor your treatments to include the medical and psychological modalities most likely to work for you, giving you the highest likelihood of long-term success.

Benzodiazepines

Ativan, Valium and Xanax are well-known and legitimate drugs used to treat anxiety and insomnia. Easy access to them via prescription and their powerful, instant effects make them highly susceptible to abuse and addiction. These drugs depress the nervous system, helping to bring a sense of calm to anxiety sufferers. These same effects, however, make them highly desirable to those who wish to use them for recreational purposes. Prescribed users also face the risk of developing a dependency.

A medically-supervised detox, however, immediately followed by comprehensive, individually-selected therapies can end benzodiazepine dependency and help users adopt long-term strategies to prevent future drug use. Bayview Recovery has helped many sufferers overcome this common drug dependency, and you can rely on our treatment program to help you overcome your addiction as well.

Prescription Opioids

Opioids have legitimate medical uses but nonetheless are at the center of a national epidemic. These drugs, like other narcotics, are both highly-effective painkillers and highly-addictive. Patients who begin using them, even through prescriptions, can quickly develop an addiction. Only professional addiction treatment can conquer opioid dependency. Oxycodone and hydrocodone frequently become gateway drugs, leading to the use of other narcotic drugs — including illegal ones — when more drugs can no longer be obtained via prescription. Bayview Recovery treats opioid dependency and addiction with comprehensive methods proven effective in the treatment of narcotic addictions, giving individuals the ability to achieve and sustain a drug-free life.

Cocaine and Crack

Cocaine and crack immediately come to mind when you think of addiction because of their strong effects and highly-addictive natures. Many cocaine and crack users also drink at the same time, which always compounds the harmful effects, necessitating a much more nuanced approach to addiction treatment. Bayview Recovery treats cocaine and crack dependencies as well as the co-occurring disorders which fuel them. Users often feel intense despair when trying to break free on their own, but with Bayview Recovery on your side, you can find appropriate treatments, comfort and hope again.

Heroin and Fentanyl

Heroin and fentanyl are possibly the most dangerous based on how easily relapse, overdose and sudden death can occur. Heroin, and its closest counterpart fentanyl, both produce intense highs which users find difficult to resist. As tolerance builds, you will need to take higher dosages of the drug, however. Yet even a small amount too much of either drug can result in an overdose, especially with fentanyl. If you have a heroin or fentanyl dependency, you must seek immediate medical treatment. An addiction treatment center, like Bayview Recovery, can help supervise your detox and provide the comprehensive treatment necessary to prevent relapse, overdose and death.

Stimulants

Stimulants create intense feelings of alertness, energeticness and euphoria by affecting the central nervous system. Legitimate versions of these drugs through prescription often give users their initial access, but many individuals later turn to street versions. If taken long term, their addictive nature and adverse side effects make them extremely dangerous regardless of where or how users have obtained them.

Many addicts began by taking Adderall, a drug prescribed to treat ADD and ADHD. If used correctly while under doctor supervision, Adderall can improve mental focus in most patients and also help relieve social anxiety. Meth, however, is strictly a “street drug” with only recreational uses and many additional dangers since its production is entirely ungoverned.

Whatever version of this stimulant you use, you will quickly build tolerance and require higher dosages to maintain the same highs, which increases the harm to your body and your overdose risk. Withdrawal can be incredibly painful and dangerous especially if unmedicated and unsupervised. You will always need professional, medical help to recover from these drug dependencies, and you can get this help at Bayview Recovery. It is the only way to end your dependency on stimulants, and it is the safest way to get healthy and stay sober.