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May 22, 2020

Why Going Back to Work After Rehab is Important

Getting back out there can be intimidating, but there are several benefits of going back to work after rehab that could actually help you with your recovery journey.
May 8, 2020

The Effects of Alcohol on Muscles & Joints

The effects of alcohol on muscles and joints can lead to lasting and serious damage. Find out what could be in store if you don’t stop drinking.
May 1, 2020
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Signs of Drug Use in Your Spouse

Just because you are married to someone, doesn’t mean they don’t have secrets. Look for these signs of drug use in your spouse to help them and your relationship.
April 23, 2020
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How to Make New Friends in Recovery

Trying to make new friends in recovery can be challenging, but it could make all the difference. Follow these tips for making friends in addiction recovery to help ensure that your sobriety stays on track.
April 17, 2020
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Choosing Between Detoxing at Home or Medical Detox

There is a big difference between detoxing at home and a medical detox in a professional facility. Before you choose, you should know the pros and cons of each.
April 10, 2020
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Cocaine’s Effects on the Digestive System

Cocaine’s effects on the digestive system come with both short- and long-term problems. Pay attention to the short-term effects to avoid lasting and severe damage to your stomach and digestive tract.
April 3, 2020
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An Inside Look at Meth in Illinois

Although many people are concerned with the opioid epidemic, meth in Illinois has been rising and is a big area of concern.
March 23, 2020
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Start of Statewide Drug Take Back Program in Illinois

With a rise in the number of prescription opioid overdose deaths, many are calling for a statewide drug take back program in Illinois.
March 19, 2020
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The Most Common Relapse Triggers & How to Deal with Them

Relapse is not uncommon for recovering addicts, but if you can recognize these common relapse triggers and learn how to deal with them, you may be able to avoid it.
March 10, 2020
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Using Opioid Education for Children to Combat an Epidemic

The opioid epidemic has been a major problem, but opioid education for children could be part of the solution. Find out what people are doing to educate the youth on opioids and how this could help.
December 13, 2019
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OTC Drug Addiction

Over the counter drugs are medications that are available without a prescription, but that doesn’t mean they can’t cause intoxication or addictive effects. Banyan Heartland is sharing the truth about OTC drug addiction and what to do if you or a loved one is addicted to OTC drugs.