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March 19, 2020
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Sober Brain Changes in Recovery

Substance abuse can have devastating effects on a person’s brain, including structural and chemical changes, but quitting could help. The sober brain changes to reverse some of this damage.
March 19, 2020

The Dangers of Cocaine Use While Pregnant

Cocaine use while pregnant can be dangerous for both the unborn child and the expectant mother. Learn more about the risk you could be taking by using cocaine in pregnancy.
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.
March 19, 2020
sober brain changes

Sober Brain Changes in Recovery

Substance abuse can have devastating effects on a person’s brain, including structural and chemical changes, but quitting could help. The sober brain changes to reverse some of this damage.
March 19, 2020

The Dangers of Cocaine Use While Pregnant

Cocaine use while pregnant can be dangerous for both the unborn child and the expectant mother. Learn more about the risk you could be taking by using cocaine in pregnancy.
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.