Heroin Addiction
December 10, 2019

The Introduction of Meth 2.0 & What it Means for the US

Meth 2.0 is taking the United States by storm, but what is so special about this new meth and how will it affect the country in the coming years?
December 9, 2019

New Chicago DEA Leader & The Future of Chicago Drug Trafficking

Chicago has a history of drug trafficking and violence, but Robert Bell, the new Chicago DEA leader has a lot to say about this.
November 25, 2019

Ketamine Side Effects to Be Aware Of

Another club drug, ketamine abuse can have serious consequences. At Banyan Chicago, we are going over the ketamine side effect that you need to know about.
November 18, 2019

A Parent’s Guide to Drug Paraphernalia

Are you concerned that your child could be using drugs? Follow our guide to drug paraphernalia to find out for sure.
November 18, 2019

Encouraging Words: What to Say to Someone in Recovery

Knowing what to say to someone in recovery can be difficult if you have never been through it yourself. At Banyan Chicago, we are sharing some general ideas on positive things to say to someone in recovery so you don’t accidentally say something wrong.
November 12, 2019

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.
November 5, 2019

Drug Addict Behavior: What To Look For In Your Loved One

Drug addiction doesn’t just alter a person physically. With time, a person’s behavior changes as well. Learn to recognize the signs of drug addict behavior so that can get your loved one help sooner rather than later.
October 30, 2019
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Dangers of Smoking Meth

Meth is a dangerous and toxic substance. At Banyan Chicago, we are talking about the specific danger of smoking meth that you should be aware of.
October 22, 2019
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Chicago Drug Statistics

Long plagued by drugs, gangs, and violence, the city of Chicago may have a lot to offer, but it also has its faults. Our rehab center is looking at the Chicago drug statistics that you need to know.
October 22, 2019
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Help a Loved One Stay Sober During the Holidays

The holidays can be filled with parties, alcohol, and drug triggers, but they don’t have to result in relapse. Our rehab is giving some tips on how to help a loved one stay sober during the holidays.
May 31, 2018

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.