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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.