Alyssa, Author at Banyan Treatment Center
February 17, 2020

Writing a Letter to An Addict

When talking fails you, it may be time to try a different approach. Writing a letter to an addict is a good way to get your feelings out there and convince your loved one to get help, but there is a right and wrong way to go about this.
February 3, 2020

Getting A Loved One Help with The Florida Marchman Act

If your loved one is an addict and you want to get them help, the Marchman Act in Florida may be the best way to do so.
January 22, 2020

Could You Be Charged For Someone Else’s Overdose?

If you are distributing drugs, you could be charged for someone else’s overdoses. Learn more about these homicide-by-overdose laws.
January 22, 2020

Relapse Prevention Strategies for Alcoholism

Staying sober can be difficult, but with our relapse prevention strategies for alcoholism, you have a much better chance of avoiding relapse.
January 6, 2020

The Dangers of Imodium Abuse

Loperamide, better known as Imodium, is an OTC antidiarrheal medication that is generally safe when taken according to the label. But people are taking the drug in high doses to get an opiate high and doing so can be dangerous and even deadly.
January 6, 2020

A Decade in Drugs, Analyzing Drug Addiction Statistics from this Decade

As we round out this decade and jump into 2020, it’s time to take a look back at drug addiction trends of the past decade. Drug addiction and alcoholism have made headlines across the country and the world, and new frightening drug use trends are painting a fearful new decade of addiction
December 23, 2019

Does Depression Get Worse During Drug Withdrawals?

There are many drug withdrawal symptoms that can be difficult to work through, and depression is a common symptom many people experience during withdrawals. Existing depression may worsen too, but supportive programs can help. More here.
December 13, 2019

Holiday Gifts for a Cause

Giving gifts that support good causes can help everyone this holiday season and beyond. Support those in recovery and reduce the stigmas surrounding addiction by supporting Banyan Cares this holiday season.
December 10, 2019

The Truth About Opioid Overdose Brain Damage

Opioid overdose survivors may struggle with brain damage issues that include memory loss and performance problems. Opioid overdose brain damage is more common than people may realize and is typically caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain during overdose. Learn more about this type of brain damage from drugs and how to prevent it.

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