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August 5, 2019

Is Forceable Incarceration Under Section 35 Helping or Hurting Addicts?

Under Section 35 in Massachusetts law, addicts can be forcibly committed to drug and alcohol treatment. But, is this helping or hurting addicts on their road to recovery? Banyan Treatment Center evaluates this approach to treating addiction in Massachusetts.
August 5, 2019

Identifying and Combating Intrusive Thoughts in Recovery

Intrusive thoughts are more common than you may think, and they’re common for people in recovery. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts shares tips on recognizing and controlling intrusive thoughts for better mental health and successful relapse prevention.
August 1, 2019

The Secondhand Dangers of Drinking

Alcoholism is harmful to the alcoholic, but it can also harm their friends, families, and loved ones. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts explores the secondhand harms of drinking and how to get sober from alcoholism.
June 28, 2019

Fighting Addiction in the Construction Industry

Addiction in the construction industry is a growing problem, with many workers facing opioid addiction dangers. A recent work stoppage in Massachusetts attempted to bring attention to this growing addiction crisis in the construction industry. Banyan Massachusetts explores this epidemic and offers help for construction workers needing addiction treatment.
June 28, 2019

What is Purple Heroin?

Purple heroin, aka purp, is an illegal drug that’s been causing increased dangers in Canada. The drug is expected to spread to the US as well, creating dangers for states and communities close to our northern neighbors. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts explores the dangers of purple heroin.
June 15, 2019

The Truth About Medication for Addiction Treatment

The chemical components of addiction can be difficult to face, which is why many people in treatment seek out medical addiction treatment in which they’re using medication to treat aspects of addiction. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts explores how viable this treatment path is.
June 14, 2019

Symptoms of Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) and What to Do

While initial detox typically lasts several days or weeks, post-acute withdrawal syndrome can last for months after a person has gotten sober. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts shares post-acute withdrawal symptoms and how to treat PAWS.
May 10, 2019
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What Makes a Corporate Recovery Program Different?

You spend 40 hours a week with your co-workers and employees, but do you know how to help them find sobriety? Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts offers a corporate recovery program for employees, executives, CEOs, and everyone in between. Here’s what makes this type of treatment unique.
May 9, 2019
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Health Problems Caused by Long-Term Meth Addiction

Long-term meth addiction can cause problems such as meth mouth, brain changes, and other health problems. More here on how to treat meth addiction and information on treating the health effects of prolonged meth abuse.
April 24, 2019
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Opioid Overdoses are Declining in Massachusetts, Here’s Why

Though Massachusetts is facing an opioid epidemic much like the rest of the country, new data shows things may be improving. Last year, in 2018, opioid overdose deaths dropped by 4% in The Bay State. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts outlines why opioid overdose deaths are declining in our state.
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.