Alcohol Abuse

April 17, 2020

Boston’s First Recreational Marijuana Shop

Recently, Boston’s first recreational marijuana shop opened in the neighborhood of Dorchester. While a lot of people are excited about this new development, could this dispensary do more harm than good?
March 31, 2020

The Alcoholic Liver Disease Stages & Their Warning Signs

As a progressive disease, there are three alcoholic liver disease stages. Recognize the signs of alcoholic liver disease and how to treat each stage to prevent these problems from getting worse.
March 31, 2020

U.S. Stores Now Selling Water That Tastes Like Wine

A new product that is water that tastes like wine is starting to hit U.S. stores, but this wine water may not be as safe for recovering alcoholics as you think.
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.
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