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July 18, 2019

Are You in an Unhealthy Codependent Relationship?

Many relationships have a degree of codependency, with a give and take between both individuals. But in many relationships, the scales can tip, and things can become unhealthy. When it comes to codependency and addiction, the behaviors can turn into enabling. Banyan Heartland shares signs of an unhealthy codependent relationship and what to do before things go down a darker path.
July 18, 2019

Opioid Manufacturers Filing for Bankruptcy

Recently, many states and local communities have filed opioid lawsuits against drug manufacturers. As these cases progress, some drug companies are filing for bankruptcy as a result of legal fees and expensive rulings. What happens to these bankrupt opioid manufacturers as a result of their local and federal opioid lawsuits?
July 18, 2019

Genetic Links to Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a worldwide problem, and many are wondering if alcoholism is genetic or learned behavior. In a newly published study, alcoholism has been linked to genetic factors. More here.
June 27, 2019

Yoga for Beginners and Sobriety

Banyan Heartland offers yoga for sobriety as one of its holistic treatment approaches. Explore Banyan’s tips for yoga for sobriety, along with information on the benefits of yoga when it comes to staying sober. Don’t fear yoga, get your beginner’s guide for yoga and recovery here.
June 27, 2019

Building a Normal Sleep Schedule in Recovery

Many people experience insomnia in recovery after getting sober from drug or alcohol addiction. Banyan Heartland shares tips on how to build a normal sleep schedule after getting sober.
June 27, 2019

Recreational Marijuana in Illinois and its Dangers

Illinois is joining a handful of other states in legalizing marijuana for recreational use. That being said, there are still marijuana dangers to keep in mind for those who are considering the drug come January 1st, 2020. Recreational marijuana in Illinois is coming, but the safety concerns associated with this drug shouldn’t go up in smoke.
June 15, 2019

Signs of Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a highly addictive drug at the center of the country’s opioid epidemic. Banyan Treatment Center Heartland shares signs of heroin use and addiction so parents, friends, and loved ones of addicts can identify the signs their loved one needs help.
June 14, 2019

Are Opioids a Worldwide Problem?

The opioid epidemic is a major problem in the United States, but is opioid addiction a problem throughout the world? Banyan Treatment Center Heartland explores the potentially increasing challenges with opioid addiction worldwide.
June 14, 2019

Skin Picking and Addiction

Drug abuse on its own can be damaging to one’s skin, and drugs such as heroin and meth are associated with specific types of skin damage. Many drug or alcohol addicts also have a skin picking addiction, especially those with dual diagnosis disorders or mental health problems. Banyan Treatment Center Heartland explores the connection between addiction and skin picking.
June 13, 2019

The Deadly Return of Cocaine Use 

Cocaine seems to have found a new generation of users, with cocaine use and deaths on the rise. Banyan Treatment Center Heartland explores the rise in cocaine use and the dangers of cocaine addiction.