Addiction News
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 23, 2019
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Celebrating Sobriety Milestones: Why & How to Celebrate

Celebrating sobriety is important. If you haven’t been celebrating these sobriety milestones, here is why you should start and some fun celebration ideas.
December 23, 2019
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Everything You Need To Know About Spice/K2

Is Spice addictive? What are the negative side effects of Spice? Is it like marijuana? With so much mystery surrounding this popular new drug, our rehab is explaining some of the basics of Spice and K2.
December 23, 2019
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Drugs and Athletes: Why Do Athletes Use Drugs?

If they need to have their bodies in top physical performance, then why do athletes use drugs that can harm them? We are looking at some common reasons why athletes use drugs.
December 23, 2019
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UPS Drug Bust: Mail Order Drug Trade No More

Drug traffickers have allegedly started using mail trucks to transport their goods throughout the United States. Learn more about this UPS drug bust and how they took advantage of their posts.
December 17, 2019
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What to Do If Your Loved One Relapses

If you loved one relapses, you may not know what to do or say. At Banyan Chicago we are sharing some pointers on how to help someone who relapsed.
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.