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December 9, 2019

Best Meditation Apps for Sobriety

Sedatives like Ativan are quickly prescribed, but they can also become addictive in no time. Banyan Treatment Centers Boca Raton offers Ativan addiction treatment and they are sharing signs of Ativan addiction to help more people get the treatment they need.
December 4, 2019

Why Delayed Gratification is the Key to Long-Term Sobriety

Instant gratification can be the thief of sobriety and happiness. Looking for instant satisfaction from life can often reinforce bad habits like drug use or drinking. People who value instant gratification may use drugs to keep off withdrawal symptoms rather than investing in their long-term happiness by enduring the withdrawals to build lasting sobriety.
November 27, 2019

How Effective Are Brain Implants In Drug Addiction Treatment?

Sedatives like Ativan are quickly prescribed, but they can also become addictive in no time. Banyan Treatment Centers Boca Raton offers Ativan addiction treatment and they are sharing signs of Ativan addiction to help more people get the treatment they need.
November 25, 2019

6 Myths About Addiction

Addiction and illegal drugs can be wreaking havoc on your heart, veins, and entire cardiovascular system. Heart damage from addiction can include high blood pressure, circulation issues, seizures, heart wall problems, and even heart attack. Get help from Banyan Treatment Centers today.
November 25, 2019

Identifying and Treating Ativan Addiction

Sedatives like Ativan are quickly prescribed, but they can also become addictive in no time. Banyan Treatment Centers Boca Raton offers Ativan addiction treatment and they are sharing signs of Ativan addiction to help more people get the treatment they need.
November 20, 2019

Miley Cyrus Celebrated 4 Months of Sobriety In October

Miley Cyrus once made headlines for her outlandish behavior and released songs glorifying drug use. But in a now-deleted Instagram post, Miley discussed her sobriety and recovery. Here’s more about Miley Cyrus’s sobriety.
November 15, 2019

The Sober Situation – All About The Situation Joining Banyan

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is clean and sober, and he’s the newest recovery advocate for Banyan Treatment Centers. Learn more about how The Situation and his wife, Lauren Sorrentino, are the newest advocates for recovery.
November 4, 2019

Demi Moore’s Daughters Open Up About Her Addiction Struggles

Demi Moore’s addiction issues plagued her early career. Recently she sat down with her three daughters on the Facebook Watch series, “Red Table Talk” and discussed her past addiction struggles.
October 31, 2019

Is There a Vaping Ban in Florida?

As vaping deaths rise and states begin banning vaping, the Sunshine State has its own rules regarding vaping. Is there a vaping ban in Florida? Yes, there are laws against vaping indoors in businesses, but there is not a full vaping ban in effect like bans in other states. Learn more about Florida’s vaping laws.
October 28, 2019

Staying Sober at Holiday Parties

The holiday season is around the corner and soon your calendar will be filled with holiday parties. Banyan Treatment Centers shares tips for attending a holiday party without drinking alcohol, including office holiday parties. Find tips for staying sober at your job’s holiday party here.
October 22, 2019

Home and Sober for the Holidays – It’s Possible with IOP

Many people look forward to going home for the holidays, but what about staying sober for the holidays, even when the triggers of relapse are present? Banyan Heartland shares how IOP treatment can help people when it comes to staying sober for the holidays and beyond.
October 22, 2019

Making Sobriety a Journey with Adventure Therapy for Addiction Treatment

The thrills of adventure are more than just fun; they can help when it comes to addiction and mental health treatment. Banyan Heartland explores the benefits of adventure therapy for addiction treatment.
October 22, 2019

The Rise of Alcoholism During the Holidays

Stress, celebrations, and the general craziness of the holiday season can lead to a major increase in drinking over the holidays. Banyan Boca explores the rise of problematic drinking and alcoholism during the holidays and shares tips for staying sober.
October 21, 2019

The Transgender Addiction Correlation

Transgender individuals and those who are nonconforming or nonbinary face painful social stigmas that can make living authentically difficult. This causes many trans people to turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with their pain, with a growing problem of addiction in the transgender community. Banyan Boca offers help, more here.
October 21, 2019

Even Future Fathers Can Cause Alcohol-Related Birth Defects

A groundbreaking study shows that even alcohol consumption among fathers can increase a newborn’s likelihood of developing alcohol-related birth defects. Learn more here and find out what you can do to decrease the likelihood of your child having an alcohol-related health problem.
October 15, 2019

Addiction and the Presleys

Addiction seems to run in this famous family as many of the Presleys face struggles with alcoholism, pain pills, and other substances. Lisa Marie Presley’s addiction to opioids echoes Elvis’s addiction, but the famous daughter got help and is now talking about her recovery.
October 2, 2019

Ewan McGregor’s Daughter Reveals She Suffered A Pill Addiction In An Open Letter

Clara McGregor, Ewan McGregor’s daughter, wrote about her struggle with pill addiction, depression, and how she was beaten and raped in an open letter. She has since triumphed over her struggles and found sobriety and improved mental health.
October 1, 2019

How to Deal with A Drug Addict Sibling

You may feel hopeless that your sibling will change if they’re an addict. Having a drug addict sibling can be frightening and upsetting, but help is out there for you and your sibling. Banyan Boca explores how you can help your sibling get sober and how you can help yourself heal.
October 1, 2019

Shutting Out the Sacklers – How Communities are Going Beyond Lawsuits in the Opioid Epidemic

The Sackler family is at the center of Purdue Pharma, a company accused of profiting from the opioid epidemic. The company and family are facing numerous lawsuits, and they are now facing condemnation from trusted art museums and celebrities over the family’s alleged involvement and profit from the opioid epidemic.
September 30, 2019

How a Regular Person can Make a Difference in Addiction Recovery Activism

This isn’t a sappy blog with inspirational quotes. It’s a blog featuring true stories and perspectives from people who have struggled with addiction and gotten sober. Sobriety tips directly from someone who has been where you are right now, struggling. You can get and stay sober, here’s how.
September 30, 2019

Heroin Withdrawal Timeline

Artistic expression can improve mental health, which is especially important for helping individuals who are in recovery. Banyan Boca Raton explores how art therapy can help people who are struggling with mental health disorders by boosting self-esteem and even releasing dopamine in the brain.
September 26, 2019

Mac Miller Overdose Arrest and Accountability in Overdoses

It’s been a year since Mac Miller’s overdose death, and a new criminal complaint in California is holding a Hollywood Hills man accountable for the rapper’s death. Here’s more on the Mac Miller overdose arrest of the alleged drug dealer who, in court documents, is accused of selling the late rapper counterfeit drugs resulting in his overdose.
September 26, 2019

Cognitive Benefits of Art Therapy

Artistic expression can improve mental health, which is especially important for helping individuals who are in recovery. Banyan Boca Raton explores how art therapy can help people who are struggling with mental health disorders by boosting self-esteem and even releasing dopamine in the brain.
September 24, 2019

Sober Tips from Advocates Who Have Been There

This isn’t a sappy blog with inspirational quotes. It’s a blog featuring true stories and perspectives from people who have struggled with addiction and gotten sober. Sobriety tips directly from someone who has been where you are right now, struggling. You can get and stay sober, here’s how.
September 6, 2019

Alcohol Isn’t Healthy, Even When It’s Paired with Yoga or Movies

Scientists have long understood alcohol’s dangers to the body, causing harm to the liver, brain, and other systems. But this hasn’t stopped companies from putting alcoholic drinks in movie theaters and pushing wine as a health drink. No matter how you pour it, alcohol isn’t good for you.
September 6, 2019

Painkiller Addiction in Illinois

In one 7-year period, nearly 2 billion pain pills flooded Illinois, and the opioid epidemic statistics are even more frightening on a nationwide scale. Here’s what caused the record flood of pain pills in the state, the consequences, and how to get help if you’re struggling with an opioid, heroin, or painkiller addiction.
September 5, 2019

The Truth About Adderall Addiction

Millions of Americans are prescribed amphetamines like Adderall, stimulants like Ritalin, or other study drugs to treat disorders such as ADHD. But Adderall abuse and addiction are big problems nationwide in my professional and college campus settings. Here are the facts on Adderall addiction and what to do for sobriety.
September 5, 2019

Buzz Aldrin’s Struggles with Alcoholism

When he came back down to Earth after walking on the moon, astronaut Buzz Aldrin battled depression and other challenges. Banyan Treatment Centers explore what contributed to Buzz Aldrin’s mental health struggles and how the space explorer treated his challenges with depression and alcoholism.
August 29, 2019

Is Addiction Genetic?

Genes make up who we are, but what is their influence when it comes to addiction? Is addiction genetic? Yes, there are some genetic predispositions that may make a person more susceptible to addiction. Banyan Treatment Centers explores the genetic factors that may increase a person’s risk of addiction.
August 27, 2019

Re-establishing a Normal Sleep Schedule after Getting Sober

You don’t need drugs or alcohol to get to sleep at night. Banyan Treatment Centers Boca Raton shares tips for sleeping sober and combating poor sleep patterns. Get a good night’s rest, follow these tips to get started.
August 27, 2019

Understanding Vivitrol’s Role in Addiction Treatment

Learn the truth about Vivitrol for addiction treatment and its applications for curbing cravings. Banyan Treatment Centers discusses Vivitrol benefits, risks, and other important information you should know before choosing this method of treatment.
August 16, 2019

How Long Does Drug Rehab Take?

Many patients entering treatment at Banyan Treatment Centers wonder how long they’ll be in drug rehab. The amount of time in rehab varies from patient to patient and by treatment type. Detox generally lasts 4-6 days and inpatient treatment can last up to 90 days. Learn more here.
August 1, 2019

How to Cope with Nightmares of Relapse when Sober

Nightmares about relapse happen, but dreaming about relapsing doesn’t mean that you’ll face a relapse. Banyan Treatment Center Boca Raton explores the causes of relapse dreams and what you can do if you’re having these dreams.
August 1, 2019

Is Juul Trying to Curb Teen Vaping Addiction?

Juul, the big e-cigarette company, recently hired a prominent medical director to allegedly oversee research on teens using their vaping products in attempts to reduce the number of teens who vape. But is this another move similar to Big Tobacco’s public relations-focused attempts at fixing their problems?
July 31, 2019

Can Ancestry Tests Affect Your Mental Health? Clinical Director Ryan Steinberg, LMHC, Provides Insight

Have you ever wondered about your true ancestral roots? At home DNA testing kits, such as AncestryDNA or 23andMe, that boast quick and convenient analyses of your genetic makeup are becoming increasingly popular.
July 31, 2019

Celebrating Your First Sobriety Birthday

The first anniversary of your sober date is your sobriety birthday – an opportunity to celebrate how far you’ve come in recovery. Banyan Detox Boca Raton shares tips for celebrating your sobriety birthday or honoring a friend, family member, or loved one’s sobriety birthday.
July 31, 2019

Why America’s Taste for Alcohol is Drying Up

Millennials and the younger Gen Z aren’t drinking in droves like previous generations. Alcohol consumption dropped worldwide in 2018, and companies are finding new approaches, including non-alcoholic drinks, to reach consumers. Here’s why our taste for alcohol is drying up.
July 30, 2019

Former Playboy Model Jessica Landon Discusses Her Severe Alcohol Addiction

Former Playboy model Jessica Landon suffered from a severe alcohol addiction to the point where her skin was rotting, and her organs were failing. Here’s how she overcome alcoholism and found sobriety.
July 18, 2019

Are You in an Unhealthy Codependent Relationship?

Many relationships have a degree of codependency, with a give and take between both individuals. But in many relationships, the scales can tip, and things can become unhealthy. When it comes to codependency and addiction, the behaviors can turn into enabling. Banyan Heartland shares signs of an unhealthy codependent relationship and what to do before things go down a darker path.
July 17, 2019

How the New HBO Show, “Euphoria”, Gets Addiction and Mental Health Right

The show Euphoria on HBO shows the realities of drug addiction for many, but how true is this HBO show? Banyan highlights the things that Euphoria gets right about the struggles of addiction.
July 2, 2019

Hunter Biden Opens Up About His Addiction Struggles

Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden, shares details about his struggles with addictions to set the record straight about his history with drugs and alcohol so publications can’t come forward and damage his father’s image based on his son’s addiction.
June 28, 2019

Is the Opioid Epidemic Slowing?

The dangers of the opioid epidemic have been headline news for what feels like ages. But is the epidemic finally slowing and taking a turn for the better? Banyan Detox Boca Raton explores opioid overdose prevention techniques and changes in opioid prescription rates to determine the success of epidemic reduction efforts.
June 27, 2019

Yoga for Beginners and Sobriety

Banyan Heartland offers yoga for sobriety as one of its holistic treatment approaches. Explore Banyan’s tips for yoga for sobriety, along with information on the benefits of yoga when it comes to staying sober. Don’t fear yoga, get your beginner’s guide for yoga and recovery here.
June 27, 2019

Recreational Marijuana in Illinois and its Dangers

Illinois is joining a handful of other states in legalizing marijuana for recreational use. That being said, there are still marijuana dangers to keep in mind for those who are considering the drug come January 1st, 2020. Recreational marijuana in Illinois is coming, but the safety concerns associated with this drug shouldn’t go up in smoke.
June 21, 2019

Is Auto Brewery Syndrome Real?

Grey’s Anatomy, 20/20, and recent news headlines all discuss a bizarre condition – auto brewery syndrome. The syndrome allegedly causes a person’s gut to become a brewery, turning carbohydrates into alcohol within the stomach and causing inebriation. But is gut fermentation syndrome real? Banyan Detox Boca explores the facts.
June 20, 2019

Remembering Anthony Bourdain One Year Later – Addiction, Fame, and Mental Health

It’s been a year since the famed chef’s death. His mental health, addiction, and fame may have been contributing factors to his untimely passing. Banyan Detox Boca Raton is remembering Anthony Bourdain and exploring how lifesaving mental health treatment can be.
June 13, 2019

Lisa Marie Presley Opens Up About Her Past Addiction Struggles

Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley, has written a foreword for the book, The United State of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating A Nation In Pain by Harry Nelson. She discusses her own struggles with addiction.
June 7, 2019

Charging Addicts with Homicide, Will This Fix the Opioid Epidemic?

As the opioid epidemic worsens nationwide, communities are struggling with who to blame for overdoses. While big pharma executives and drug dealers are facing lawsuits, some addicts are being prosecuted for drug induced homicide of fatal overdose victims who they used with. Banyan Heartland explores how we got here.
May 31, 2019

Even Stevens’ Star Christy Carlson Romano Opens Up About Past Substance Abuse and Mental Health Struggles

Former Disney Channel star, Christy Carlson Romano, opened up in an essay for Teen Vogue about her past struggles with substance abuse and mental health that she kept hidden from the media.
May 28, 2019

Meth Use Is on the Rise – What to Do

While the opioid epidemic receives national attention and substantial funding to combat its growth, another drug is causing considerable danger – meth. Meth addiction is on the rise, and meth overdoses are growing as well. Here is more on the growing meth problem and what to do to treat it.
May 21, 2019

Juul Lawsuit and E-Cigarette Addiction

Juul e-cigarettes are touted as “The Smoking Alternative,” but they carry more dangers than the makers would like you to think. There are new lawsuits against Juul and a possible Juul ban in communities around the area. More about the Juul lawsuit and ban here.
May 16, 2019

Batman and the Faces of Addiction

Heath Ledger played The Joker, and a prescription pill overdose lead to the actor’s untimely death. Ben Affleck, who played Batman in two different films, has recently opened up about his alcoholism. What is going on in Gotham City that’s caused challenges for both the hero and the villain?