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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
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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.
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.