Sober Life Blog | Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts

Sober Life

October 20, 2020
AJ McLeans Sobriety

AJ McLean from Backstreet Boys Spoke About His Addiction Struggles

Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean spoke to Good Morning America to discuss his 20-year struggle with addiction and substance abuse.
October 1, 2020
The Relationship Between Meth and Weight Loss

The Relationship Between Meth & Weight Loss

Meth abuse can lead to some noticeable changes in physical appearance including weight loss. Learn more about the various connections between meth and weight loss.
October 1, 2020
$1 Million Fentanyl Drug Bust

Over $1 Million Fentanyl Busts in Merrimack Valley & Fall River

Massachusetts State Police confiscated over $1 million in illicit fentanyl in less than 48 hours. Learn more about these fentanyl busts in the Merrimack Valley and what they mean for the state as a whole.
October 1, 2020
sober things to do in boston

Sober Things to Do in Boston that Are Actually Fun

Description: After 16 years of sobriety, actor Dax Shepard reveals that he recently relapsed. Learn more here.
October 1, 2020
I Feel Nothing: Anhedonia and Substance Abuse

“I Feel Nothing” Anhedonia & Substance Abuse

Anhedonia and substance abuse are connected in several ways. Learn more about how drugs that can make you feel so good initially can eventually lead you to feel so little.
September 25, 2020
dax shepard relapse

Dax Shepard Gets Candid About Recent Relapse

Description: After 16 years of sobriety, actor Dax Shepard reveals that he recently relapsed. Learn more here.
September 1, 2020
Can I Smoke Weed in Recovery?

Can I Smoke Weed in Recovery?

People have different definitions of sobriety. Some people may still smoke weed in recovery, but this could have some serious consequences.
September 1, 2020

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System for a Breathalyzer?

Many people mistakenly believe that they can get behind the wheel after a few drinks without any problems, but alcohol can stay in your system for a breathalyzer longer than you may realize.
September 1, 2020
Coronavirus and Marijuana: The Rise

Coronavirus & Marijuana: The Rise in Marijuana During Coronavirus

COVID-19 is everywhere, but one news story you may not have heard is the rise in the use of marijuana during coronavirus. How will this increased marijuana use during quarantine affect people in the long run?
August 26, 2020
What Is A Functioning Addict and Am I One?

What is a Functioning Addict & Am I One?

Not every addict fits the normal stereotype. In fact, you may be a functioning addict and not even realize it. Beware these signs of a functioning drug addict.
August 19, 2020
How To Overcome Jealousy in Recovery

How to Overcome Jealousy in Recovery

Jealousy is not only unattractive, but could also be part of a slippery slope to relapse. Avoid the unnecessary downfall and feel happier with these tips on how to overcome jealousy in recovery.
December 20, 2018

New Year’s Resolutions for a Newly Sober Person

The new year is an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start new. After completing drug and alcohol treatment around Massachusetts, the new year is a chance to make sober resolutions. Between making amends and working on self-growth, there are certain resolutions a newly sober person should consider this new year.
November 26, 2018

Staying Sober Over the Holiday – Survival Tips

Your first holiday season after completing drug and alcohol rehab in Massachusetts can be challenging, but you can stay sober. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts shares holiday sobriety survival tips so you can navigate the holiday season with recovery in the driver’s seat.
November 13, 2018

The Connection Between Seasonal Affective Disorder and Addiction

SAD and substance abuse often go hand in hand, and successful treatment requires substance abuse treatment in Massachusetts. At Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts, we provide drug and alcohol treatment, along with treatment for challenges related to SAD.