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January 15, 2021

Increased Access to Naloxone Can Prevent Opioid Overdose Deaths

Many efforts have been made to reduce overdose-related deaths amid the opioid epidemic. So far, research has shown that increased access to naloxone can prevent opioid overdose deaths. Visit us here for more information.
December 16, 2020

Benzos and Weight Gain

Our team of professionals at Banyan Massachusetts understands the connection between benzos and weight gain -- but the symptoms don’t end there. Regardless of the substance, addiction can damage a person’s body and mind. Visit us here to learn more about benzodiazepines and weight gain.
October 1, 2020

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.
September 1, 2020

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 1, 2020

Best Online Addiction Recovery Support Groups

The pandemic has introduced new coronavirus alcohol laws that loosen the restrictions on alcohol sales. While meant to help the economy, could allowing drinks to go and alcohol delivery during the coronavirus have serious consequences in the long run?
August 1, 2020

How to Deal with Peer Pressure to Drink in Recovery & Stay Sober

The pandemic has introduced new coronavirus alcohol laws that loosen the restrictions on alcohol sales. While meant to help the economy, could allowing drinks to go and alcohol delivery during the coronavirus have serious consequences in the long run?
July 8, 2020

Will Looser Coronavirus Alcohol Laws Lead to Alcohol Problems

The pandemic has introduced new coronavirus alcohol laws that loosen the restrictions on alcohol sales. While meant to help the economy, could allowing drinks to go and alcohol delivery during the coronavirus have serious consequences in the long run?
July 8, 2020

New Bill First Step in Safe Injection Sites in Massachusetts

A new bill that would legalize safe injection sites in Massachusetts is making its way through the state’s legislative branch, but there is a long road ahead before any supervised injection sites open in the Bay State.
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.
January 31, 2020

Medicaid Expansion Linked to Decline in Opioid Overdose Deaths

States and the US as a whole are desperate to get control of the opioid epidemic. One study found that Medicaid expansion is linked to a decline in opioid overdose deaths. Could this continue to be part of the solution for Massachusetts?
January 8, 2020

New Discoveries About Alcoholism’s Origins in the Brain

Scientists have attempted to understand the origins of alcoholism and addiction within the brain, and one new study has linked a brainstem circuit with compulsive alcohol abuse. There may be more causes for alcoholism within the brain than previously thought.
January 6, 2020

Is the Co-Responder Model Working in Massachusetts?

Mental illness is not a crime, which is why many communities are developing co-responder programs to help individuals in need. Massachusetts has started utilizing a co-responder model for communities in the state, but how effective is offering mental health assistance over incarceration for actions?
December 20, 2019

Drug Addiction Therapy In Massachusetts

All Banyan Treatment Center and Detox Facilities employ highly skilled clinical professionals who use the best therapy and practices for substance abuse treatment. Using evidence-based treatment, our team has tailored a treatment plan that works, and is always incorporating more effective practices as they become available. We believe in having a large variety of comprehensive and unique programs to choose from when dealing with treating this complex disease of addiction. Detox and Rehab can be a difficult process for patients, filled with anxiety and fear of the unknown. Using these forms of therapy helps our clients’ transition comfortably into our recovery program, and this allows them to truly heal. We understand that substance and alcohol abuse is a symptom of a deeper problem and focus on healing our patients as well as enforcing abstinence from drugs and alcohol.
December 19, 2019

How to Tell if a Loved One is Doctor Shopping

When a person visits multiple doctors or healthcare professionals to try to obtain more prescription drugs than recommended, they are doctor shopping. Banyan Treatment Centers Massachusetts is sharing common signs of doctor shopping and what to do if your loved one is abusing prescription drugs or opioids.
December 13, 2019

Kindergarten Heroin Arrest in Massachusetts

A Holyoke kindergartener allegedly brought heroin to his school’s classroom saying the drugs made him feel like “Spiderman.” The child’s father was arrested, but the story about this heroin arrest in Massachusetts doesn’t stop there. Learn about what happened here.
November 18, 2019

Discussing Addiction on Sesame Street

Sesame Street has historically tackled tough topics in a way kids can understand and feel supported. A recent episode did just that with the opioid epidemic by introducing a character whose mother struggles with addiction. The show is helping children of addicted parents feel supported and loved.
October 21, 2019

Hepatitis C Cases Are On the Rise in Massachusetts

Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the Hep C virus that can be spread through needles by IV drug users. Banyan Treatment Centers Massachusetts explores HCV in Massachusetts along with the strong connection between using IV drug use and Hep C.
October 21, 2019

Energy Drink Addictions – Signs, Symptoms, and What To Do

Energy drinks may do more than put a pep in your step. Energy drink addiction is a health concern with real consequences. Learn the signs of energy drink addiction and what you can do to kick the habit from Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts.
Energy Drink Addictions – Signs, Symptoms, and What To Do
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