Addiction News
March 4, 2020
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How to Support Your Child’s Sobriety Correctly

Watching your child get addicted and go through rehab isn’t easy, but their journey is just beginning. Learn more about how to support your child’s sobriety so that you can both look toward the future.
February 28, 2020
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The Physical Signs of Addiction

If you suspect your loved one could be abusing drugs or alcohol, you should look for the physical signs of addiction to confirm and then get them help.
February 17, 2020
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Celebrating One Year of Sobriety

Celebrating one year of sobriety is important, so our Gilman rehab is sharing some insight on the best ways to celebrate your first sober birthday.
February 5, 2020
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Recognizing & Coping with Dehydration During Detox

Dehydration during detox is a very real possibility. Learn how to recognize the signs of dehydration in detox, as well as some ways to try and avoid it.
February 3, 2020
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Breaking Up with Addiction: Writing a Goodbye Letter to Addiction

Stop letting drugs and alcohol control your life. Here is why you should write a goodbye letter to addiction and how to go about it.
January 23, 2020
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Exercise & Addiction Recovery: Benefits of Exercise in Addiction Recovery

Exercise is an important part of being healthy for the average person, but for someone trying to get sober, the benefits of exercise in addiction recovery should not be understated.
January 16, 2020
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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution of Sobriety

New Year’s resolutions can be challenging, but your sobriety is too important to let fail. Follow these tips on how to keep your New Year’s resolution of sobriety this year and for many years to come.
December 31, 2019
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Signs of Alcohol-Related Liver Damage and What to Do

Alcohol abuse, binge drinking, and alcoholism can all strain on the liver and other organs. Alcohol-related liver damage, ARLD, is a common condition that can be treated. More on its symptoms and treatment here.
December 31, 2019
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The Connection Between Addiction and Sepsis

There are many dangers that come with addiction, and sepsis is one of the often-overlooked dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. IV drug use, opioid addiction, and even abuse of OTC digestive medications can lead to sepsis from addiction. Learn more about the risks and precautions here.
December 20, 2019
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How to Quit Vaping in the New Year

If your New Year’s resolution is to quit vaping, explore these tips on how to quit vaping safely. Quitting vaping can be more challenging that quitting traditional cigarettes, and it’s important to go about it safely. Check out these tips to help you quit vaping.
December 10, 2019
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Living with an Addictive Personality

While the addictive personality itself is a myth of sorts, living with addictive personality characteristics can be tough. Banyan Heartland shares how to overcome addictive personality traits, obsessive thoughts, and other mental health situations that can put sobriety at risk.
December 4, 2019
Delayed Gratification

Why Delayed Gratification is the Key to Long-Term Sobriety

Instant gratification can be the thief of sobriety and happiness. Looking for instant satisfaction from life can often reinforce bad habits like drug use or drinking. People who value instant gratification may use drugs to keep off withdrawal symptoms rather than investing in their long-term happiness by enduring the withdrawals to build lasting sobriety.
November 22, 2019
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What Alcohol Does to Your Skin

Alcoholism doesn’t just harm your liver, it can also cause skin problems like dry skin, fungal infections, facial bloat, and regular alcohol consumption has even been linked to psoriasis. Save your skin and get sober with help from Banyan Heartland.
November 18, 2019
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Can CBD Show Up on a Drug Test?

CBD is considered the safe legal cousin of THC, but can CBD show up on a drug test? One Illinois woman claims that she was fired for CBD after the legal supplement made her fail a drug test. Here’s why CBD is risky, especially for drug tests.