Alcohol Abuse
March 31, 2020

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2020

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is happening on April 25, 2020. Dispose of your old or unused medication and learn more about the scope of prescription drug abuse in the United States.
March 26, 2020
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Celebrating Your Birthday Sober

When you are in recovery, it is important not to let your birthday lead to relapse. At Banyan Chicago, we are offering tips on celebrating your birthday sober and having an alcohol-free party.
March 10, 2020
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Are Safe Injection Sites in Chicago the Next Step?

With the opioid epidemic gripping the nation, Chicago is no exception. At Banyan Chicago, we are sharing some insight on how safe injection sites in Chicago could make a big difference.
March 10, 2020
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Dealing with Anxiety Without Turning to Drugs or Alcohol

Dealing with anxiety is never easy but turning to drugs or alcohol is not the answer. Instead, follow these healthier coping mechanisms for anxiety and get your life back.
March 5, 2020
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Everything You Need to Know About Benzo Fury

Benzo fury is a newer synthetic drug that has been rising in popularity around the United Kingdom and the United States. Although it may be legal in some cases, this drug is far from harmless.
January 31, 2020
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How to Have A Bachelor Party Without Alcohol

Having a bachelor party without alcohol doesn’t mean it is doomed to fail. Follow these tips and alternative bachelor party ideas to throw a party that the groom and everyone there won’t be able to stop talking about.
January 31, 2020
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Dealing with An Alcoholic Parent

Having an alcoholic parent is difficult. Although you are the child, you may find yourself taking care of them, so we have some tips on how to deal with an alcoholic parent and get help.
January 30, 2020
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New Year, New Laws: Recreational Marijuana in Illinois

In 2020, recreational marijuana in Illinois is now legal. This new law has led to a series of people flocking to marijuana dispensaries in the state and big changes for the future of the state.
January 30, 2020
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Having A Relationship With An Alcoholic

Being in a relationship with an alcoholic comes with many added challenges. In order to survive or cope, follow these tips.
January 6, 2020
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Flesh-Eating Bacteria Linked With Black Tar Heroin Use

In San Diego, cases of a flesh-eating bacteria linked with black tar heroin have been making national news. Learn more about this deadly bacteria and why black tar heroin is so dangerous.
November 12, 2019
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Put Down the Wine Glass: The Effects of Drinking While Pregnant

Could having one glass of wine when you are expecting really be that bad? Our Illinois rehab is going over the effects of drinking while pregnant that you should be aware of.
September 30, 2019
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Mixing CBD and Alcohol

CBD products have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years and CBD cocktails are now a new hit drink. But is mixing CBD and alcohol helpful or harmful?
August 27, 2019
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Can Recovering Alcoholics Drink Kombucha?

Is kombucha for alcoholics safe to drink? Do the health benefits outweigh the alcoholic content? Our Chicago addiction treatment center is answering your questions.
June 20, 2019
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Long-Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse

Especially when consumed in heavy amounts and on a frequent basis, the long-term effects of alcohol can be serious for both your body and your brain. Our Illinois treatment center is outlining alcohol’s long-term effects that you should be aware of.