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November 18, 2019

Finding Sober Parties in Massachusetts for New Year’s Eve

Ready for a sober New Year’s Eve? Check out these tips on finding sober parties in Massachusetts for New Year’s Eve so you can ring in 2020 with sobriety in hand.
November 18, 2019

Discussing Addiction on Sesame Street

Sesame Street has historically tackled tough topics in a way kids can understand and feel supported. A recent episode did just that with the opioid epidemic by introducing a character whose mother struggles with addiction. The show is helping children of addicted parents feel supported and loved.
October 21, 2019

Hepatitis C Cases Are On the Rise in Massachusetts

Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the Hep C virus that can be spread through needles by IV drug users. Banyan Treatment Centers Massachusetts explores HCV in Massachusetts along with the strong connection between using IV drug use and Hep C.
October 21, 2019

Energy Drink Addictions – Signs, Symptoms, and What To Do

Energy drinks may do more than put a pep in your step. Energy drink addiction is a health concern with real consequences. Learn the signs of energy drink addiction and what you can do to kick the habit from Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts.
October 8, 2019

The NFL Painkiller Problem

As this year’s season kicks off, Banyan Treatment Centers Massachusetts explores reports about opioid addicted NFL players and former players. The NFL addiction problem goes well beyond the locker room and into retirement for many players and former players.
October 1, 2019

The Differences Between MBCT and CBT

There are several new therapies used to treat addiction, depression, and other challenges. When choosing therapy for addiction treatment, many consider MBCT vs CBT. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts identifies the differences between these two therapies for addiction treatment.
October 1, 2019
Link Between Alcohol and Cancer

The Link Between Alcohol and Cancer 

The opioid lawsuits are growing, and more companies are finding themselves in the courtroom over their alleged connections to the opioid epidemic. Johnson & Johnson, Purdue, and other companies are facing the music for their alleged contribution to the historic epidemic.
September 30, 2019
Alcoholism Brain Changes in Men

Alcoholism Brain Changes in Men 

The opioid lawsuits are growing, and more companies are finding themselves in the courtroom over their alleged connections to the opioid epidemic. Johnson & Johnson, Purdue, and other companies are facing the music for their alleged contribution to the historic epidemic.
August 30, 2019

Big Brands and their Involvement in the Opioid Crisis

The opioid lawsuits are growing, and more companies are finding themselves in the courtroom over their alleged connections to the opioid epidemic. Johnson & Johnson, Purdue, and other companies are facing the music for their alleged contribution to the historic epidemic.
August 30, 2019

Why Mindfulness is the Key to Sobriety

There’s a strong link between mindfulness and sobriety, with mindfulness supporting long-term sobriety. Banyan Treatment Centers Massachusetts offers many therapies for recovery, including MBCT near Boston. Learn more about mindfulness and its benefits for recovery today.
April 11, 2019
alumni program

Why Join an Alumni Program?

After getting sober, many patients have a tough time making new friends in sobriety. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts offers an alumni program where former Banyan patients can connect, supporting each other’s sobriety while having fun.
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.
November 2, 2017

What is Heroin and How Does Someone Start Using It?

Heroin suppresses the central nervous system and its functions like heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, and temperature regulation. It also binds to opioid receptors, increasing chemicals in the brain that are responsible for releasing feelings of pleasure. When this occurs, euphoria comes in and the user is experiencing a “high.” When heroin is abused, a rush of pleasure occurs, and when it is removed, the opposite effect takes place.
October 11, 2017

Addiction and Mental Health Treatment for College Students

Alcohol and drug abuse is a common issue among the college “party scene” and culture. Many students start experimenting with drugs at a young age recreationally and access to the drugs becomes easier to obtain without having parental supervision 24-7 like they once had at home. We see time and time again, students’ stress and anxiety levels increase when they experience dramatic lifestyle changes and leaving for college can be one of them.