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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.
April 21, 2020
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Staying Busy in Recovery & Filling the Addiction Void

Addiction recovery can be hard but staying busy in recovery could save you from a relapse. At Banyan Chicago, we are sharing some ways to stay busy and fill the void that your addiction left behind.
April 15, 2020
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Routes of Administration for Drug Abuse & Their Dangers

There are several routes of administration for drug abuse. While some addicts swear by one method over the other because of perceived advantages, there are several dangers with every route of drug administration.
April 8, 2020
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Signs of Alcohol Poisoning & What to Do

Alcohol poisoning can be deadly, so it is important to act quickly. Being able to recognize the signs of alcohol poisoning could save a life.
March 31, 2020
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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 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.
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 18, 2019
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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 5, 2019
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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.