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September 6, 2019

Alcohol Isn’t Healthy, Even When It’s Paired with Yoga or Movies

Scientists have long understood alcohol’s dangers to the body, causing harm to the liver, brain, and other systems. But this hasn’t stopped companies from putting alcoholic drinks in movie theaters and pushing wine as a health drink. No matter how you pour it, alcohol isn’t good for you.
September 6, 2019

Painkiller Addiction in Illinois

In one 7-year period, nearly 2 billion pain pills flooded Illinois, and the opioid epidemic statistics are even more frightening on a nationwide scale. Here’s what caused the record flood of pain pills in the state, the consequences, and how to get help if you’re struggling with an opioid, heroin, or painkiller addiction.
August 30, 2019

Clearing Brain Fog

Feelings of confusion and disorientation are known as brain fog, a condition that often occurs when a person is struggling with addiction or alcoholism. After getting sober, you can recover from brain fog. Follow these tips for clearing the fog.
August 27, 2019

Kratom Overdose Symptoms and What to Do

Signs of kratom overdose can include similar signs of opioid overdose like shallow breathing. Other symptoms also include seizures and high blood pressure. Here’s what to do if you see signs of kratom overdose.
August 2, 2019

This Is Your Brain on Music: The Relationship Between Music and Mental Health

Music has the ability to combine emotion, language, and mental health all into one cohesive song. Listening to music can change your mood for the better, and music therapy can help when it comes to recovery. Banyan Heartland shares more on the relationship between music and mental health.
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.