Alcohol Abuse

August 5, 2019

Is Forceable Incarceration Under Section 35 Helping or Hurting Addicts?

Under Section 35 in Massachusetts law, addicts can be forcibly committed to drug and alcohol treatment. But, is this helping or hurting addicts on their road to recovery? Banyan Treatment Center evaluates this approach to treating addiction in Massachusetts.
August 5, 2019

Identifying and Combating Intrusive Thoughts in Recovery

Intrusive thoughts are more common than you may think, and they’re common for people in recovery. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts shares tips on recognizing and controlling intrusive thoughts for better mental health and successful relapse prevention.
August 1, 2019

The Secondhand Dangers of Drinking

Alcoholism is harmful to the alcoholic, but it can also harm their friends, families, and loved ones. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts explores the secondhand harms of drinking and how to get sober from alcoholism.
June 28, 2019

Fighting Addiction in the Construction Industry

Addiction in the construction industry is a growing problem, with many workers facing opioid addiction dangers. A recent work stoppage in Massachusetts attempted to bring attention to this growing addiction crisis in the construction industry. Banyan Massachusetts explores this epidemic and offers help for construction workers needing addiction treatment.
June 28, 2019

What is Purple Heroin?

Purple heroin, aka purp, is an illegal drug that’s been causing increased dangers in Canada. The drug is expected to spread to the US as well, creating dangers for states and communities close to our northern neighbors. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts explores the dangers of purple heroin.
June 15, 2019

The Truth About Medication for Addiction Treatment

The chemical components of addiction can be difficult to face, which is why many people in treatment seek out medical addiction treatment in which they’re using medication to treat aspects of addiction. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts explores how viable this treatment path is.
June 14, 2019

Symptoms of Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) and What to Do

While initial detox typically lasts several days or weeks, post-acute withdrawal syndrome can last for months after a person has gotten sober. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts shares post-acute withdrawal symptoms and how to treat PAWS.
May 10, 2019
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What Makes a Corporate Recovery Program Different?

You spend 40 hours a week with your co-workers and employees, but do you know how to help them find sobriety? Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts offers a corporate recovery program for employees, executives, CEOs, and everyone in between. Here’s what makes this type of treatment unique.
May 9, 2019
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Health Problems Caused by Long-Term Meth Addiction

Long-term meth addiction can cause problems such as meth mouth, brain changes, and other health problems. More here on how to treat meth addiction and information on treating the health effects of prolonged meth abuse.
April 24, 2019
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Opioid Overdoses are Declining in Massachusetts, Here’s Why

Though Massachusetts is facing an opioid epidemic much like the rest of the country, new data shows things may be improving. Last year, in 2018, opioid overdose deaths dropped by 4% in The Bay State. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts outlines why opioid overdose deaths are declining in our state.
February 27, 2019
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Illnesses Related to Alcoholism

Millions of Americans struggle with alcohol use disorder, also known as alcoholism. But what are the health risks of alcoholism or heavy drinking? Cancer, liver disease, heart conditions, and many other health problems have been linked to alcohol abuse.
December 26, 2018

Common Addictions Faced by Young Adults

The opioid epidemic grabs headlines, but it’s not the only drug teens and young adults are addicted to. Other commonly abused drugs among those aged 18 to 25 include marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol. Sobriety is possible with help from drug and alcohol rehab in Massachusetts.
December 20, 2018

How to Enjoy New Year’s Eve Sober

Alcohol is not a requirement for an enjoyable New Year’s celebration. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts shares sober tips for a healthy and alcohol-free New Year’s Eve.
December 8, 2018

Emerging Technologies in Addiction Treatment

As addiction is worsening nationwide, the technologies to combat these challenges are improving. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts shares information regarding the latest in drug addiction treatment technology, including VR for addiction treatment