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January 19, 2018

3 reasons why you don’t want to drink that green beer on St. Patrick’s Day

It’s that time of year again- time for St. Patty’s day celebrations. For many alcoholics, the holiday may leave you feeling left out, as friends celebrate the long-standing tradition of guzzling down green beer. You may feel the desire to go out and be tempted to drink.
January 11, 2018

Faith in Recovery Director to Host Christian Recovery Radio Show

Anthony Acampora's radio show, titled Faith in Recovery, centers on breaking the bonds of addiction through the power of Christ. Join Anthony as he spreads God’s word to offer hope and inspiration for those that are suffering.
January 10, 2018

Signs of Drug Overdose and What to Do if the Situation Occurs

You may have experienced a drug overdose or know someone who has. An overdose is actually a brain injury resulting from lack of adequate oxygen flow. In most cases, overdoses are not intentional. You may not think that recreational drug use will lead to an overdose, but it can happen to anyone who is using drugs, anytime they use.
January 9, 2018

Five Common Questions About Banyan Treatment Center’s Partial Hospitalization Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program

Entering drug and alcohol treatment can be scary, and here at Banyan Treatment Center we understand. Being away from loved ones can be difficult, especially after making such a big decision to seek help and turn your life around. Many people have questions.
January 4, 2018

Relapse Prevention Tips

Relapse prevention programs are designed to help recovering addicts work through challenging situations when temptations are present. It’s important to understand that recovering from addiction is a life-long practice.
January 2, 2018

The Dangerous Effects of Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a potent, synthetic opioid that is extremely dangerous to those who use it. This drug is 80 to 500 times stronger than morphine.
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.

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