Anne Martin

February 11, 2020

How Addiction Affects Hair

While substance abuse is known for having negative side effects on a person’s health, addiction affects hair as well. Learn more about how your drug habits could be negatively impacting your hair.
February 11, 2020

Massachusetts Looks to Open Drug Monitoring Centers

Because of the large number of drug overdose deaths, Massachusetts has plans to open drug monitoring centers in the state to try and get drug users medical attention before it is too late.
January 31, 2020

Medicaid Expansion Linked to Decline in Opioid Overdose Deaths

States and the US as a whole are desperate to get control of the opioid epidemic. One study found that Medicaid expansion is linked to a decline in opioid overdose deaths. Could this continue to be part of the solution for Massachusetts?
January 31, 2020

Dry January Benefits & Why You Should Try It

This year, start the New Year off sober. Our alcohol rehab is going over the many Dry January benefits, including some that might surprise you.
January 8, 2020
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New Discoveries About Alcoholism’s Origins in the Brain

Scientists have attempted to understand the origins of alcoholism and addiction within the brain, and one new study has linked a brainstem circuit with compulsive alcohol abuse. There may be more causes for alcoholism within the brain than previously thought.
January 6, 2020
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Is the Co-Responder Model Working in Massachusetts?

Mental illness is not a crime, which is why many communities are developing co-responder programs to help individuals in need. Massachusetts has started utilizing a co-responder model for communities in the state, but how effective is offering mental health assistance over incarceration for actions?
December 19, 2019
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The Rise of Meth in Mass

There’s a growing problem of meth addiction in Massachusetts and this rising trend is dangerous for users and communities. Banyan Treatment Centers Massachusetts analyzes this rising trend of meth use and shares tips for curbing the growth of meth use statewide.
December 19, 2019
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How to Tell if a Loved One is Doctor Shopping

When a person visits multiple doctors or healthcare professionals to try to obtain more prescription drugs than recommended, they are doctor shopping. Banyan Treatment Centers Massachusetts is sharing common signs of doctor shopping and what to do if your loved one is abusing prescription drugs or opioids.
December 13, 2019
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Kindergarten Heroin Arrest in Massachusetts

A Holyoke kindergartener allegedly brought heroin to his school’s classroom saying the drugs made him feel like “Spiderman.” The child’s father was arrested, but the story about this heroin arrest in Massachusetts doesn’t stop there. Learn about what happened here.
December 13, 2019
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The Truth about Marijuana Addiction

As states continue legalizing marijuana, many people are wondering if weed is addictive. Yes, marijuana can be addictive, and people can form marijuana dependence. Learn more about signs of marijuana addiction and how to treat it.
November 20, 2017

Seeking Substance Abuse Treatment Before the Holidays

As the holiday season quickly approaches, many who are suffering from addiction are faced with an important, and difficult, choice. Is it better to seek drug and alcohol treatment before the holidays, or wait until after? Many addicts are worried about disappointing their families, missing out on celebrations and raising questions from nosy relatives when they don’t show up at the dinner table.