Addiction News
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.
December 13, 2019
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Gender and Drug Abuse: Surprising Gender Differences in Addiction

The sexes can vary in many aspects. At Banyan Chicago we are going over some gender difference in addiction worth noting.
December 10, 2019
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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
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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
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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.