Heroin Addiction
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.
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
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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

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.