Heroin Addiction
June 26, 2020

Chicago Needle Exchange Programs Cut Back During Coronavirus Crisis

With Chicago needle exchange programs cut back during coronavirus, the community of I.V. drugs users are feeling drastic and sometimes deadly effects as a result.
June 18, 2020

The Effects of Snorting Heroin

While many people think it is safer than injecting heroin, the effects of snorting heroin can be dangerous, and this means of administration comes with its own added dangers.
June 11, 2020

Forgiving Yourself in Recovery So You Can Move Forward

Forgiving yourself in recovery may be easier said than done, so our Chicago rehab is sharing some tips on forgiving yourself in sobriety so you can forget the past and start looking toward the future.
June 3, 2020

Powerful Relapse Prevention Strategies to Try

Addiction triggers and cravings are unavoidable, but these relapse prevention strategies could help you stay on the right track and find lasting sobriety.
May 28, 2020

A Return to Work Agreement

If you went to treatment and are now sober, you may be looking at a return to work agreement. Before you sign on the dotted line, you should know what you are getting yourself into.
May 22, 2020

How Benzos Affect the Brain

Benzos affect the brain in different ways depending on whether or not they are abused and for how long. You could be causing more damage than you realize with prolonged abuse.
May 15, 2020
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Signs of a Meth Lab: Could a Meth House be in Your Neighborhood

Every neighborhood has some bad neighbors, but could yours be producing meth? Look for these signs of a meth lab to find out.
May 1, 2020
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Smoking in Recovery: A Recovering Addict’s Dilemma

Many addicts getting help are looking to quit hard drugs or stop drinking, but many are not ready to give up their cigarettes. Smoking in recovery can be a major dilemma for someone trying to get sober.
May 1, 2020
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Creating A Daily Routine for Recovery

Creating a daily routine for recovery is important if you want to find lasting sobriety. Follow these tips to help you build a healthy daily routine that will work for you.
April 29, 2020
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Ending a Relationship with a Drug Addict

Breakups are never easy but ending a relationship with a drug addict can have some added challenges. These breakup tips can help make your breakup easier and allow you to move on.
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.
July 31, 2019
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Connection Between Heroin and Opioid Pain Pills

With the opioid crisis tightening its grip on the United States, the connection between heroin and prescription pain pills has been wildly talked about. Find out the difference between these two drugs and how they’re related.
May 31, 2018
addict experiencing heroin withdrawal

Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal

Treatment for a heroin addiction begins with safely detoxing from this substance. The symptoms of heroin withdrawal can be so powerful that medical care is needed for a successful detox. Learn more from the treatment experts at Banyan Treatment Center.
November 2, 2017
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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.