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May 18, 2020

Changing Your Perspective in Recovery

Along with overcoming the physical dependence of addiction, you need to change your thinking. Changing your perspective in recovery could help you find lasting sobriety.
May 18, 2020

Are Painkillers Making Your Pain Worse? All About Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia

Although opioids are meant to help with chronic pain, this is not always the case. Opioid-induced hyperalgesia could be at the root of your problems and making matters worse.
May 4, 2020

Dealing with Stress in Sobriety

Dealing with stress in sobriety isn’t easy, but it is vital to the recovery process. These tips for stress management in addiction recovery could just save you from a relapse.
May 1, 2020

How to Improve Creativity in Recovery

Creativity can be an important part of the addiction healing process. Follow these tips to improve creativity in recovery and see greater progress in your sobriety journey.
April 21, 2020

Rebuilding Trust in Recovery

Rebuilding trust in recovery isn’t easy but these tips may be able to help you mend your relationships and get back to how things were before your addiction.
April 21, 2020

Dealing with Grief and Loss in Recovery

Trying to deal with grief and loss in recovery can be challenging and could lead to relapse. Instead of falling back into addiction, these tips for coping with grief in recovery could save your sobriety.
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.
April 11, 2019
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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.