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June 28, 2019

Is the Opioid Epidemic Slowing?

The dangers of the opioid epidemic have been headline news for what feels like ages. But is the epidemic finally slowing and taking a turn for the better? Banyan Detox Boca Raton explores opioid overdose prevention techniques and changes in opioid prescription rates to determine the success of epidemic reduction efforts.
June 21, 2019

Is Auto Brewery Syndrome Real?

Grey’s Anatomy, 20/20, and recent news headlines all discuss a bizarre condition – auto brewery syndrome. The syndrome allegedly causes a person’s gut to become a brewery, turning carbohydrates into alcohol within the stomach and causing inebriation. But is gut fermentation syndrome real? Banyan Detox Boca explores the facts.
June 20, 2019

Remembering Anthony Bourdain One Year Later – Addiction, Fame, and Mental Health

It’s been a year since the famed chef’s death. His mental health, addiction, and fame may have been contributing factors to his untimely passing. Banyan Detox Boca Raton is remembering Anthony Bourdain and exploring how lifesaving mental health treatment can be.
June 6, 2019

Denver Decriminalizes Magic Mushroom Possession – Are They Dangerous?

Denver recently voted to decriminalize possession of psilocybin mushrooms, aka magic mushrooms. These psychoactive mushrooms can cause hallucinations, psychosis, and other effects when ingested. Still, psilocybin mushrooms aren’t exactly safe. Here’s more.
May 31, 2019
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Can Alcoholism Cause Dementia?

Alcoholism is problematic on its own, but the condition has been linked to memory problems and dementia. Banyan Boca explores the connection between alcoholism and dementia. Some alcohol-related brain damage and memory problems may be treated or even reversed.
May 28, 2019
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Meth Use Is on the Rise – What to Do

While the opioid epidemic receives national attention and substantial funding to combat its growth, another drug is causing considerable danger – meth. Meth addiction is on the rise, and meth overdoses are growing as well. Here is more on the growing meth problem and what to do to treat it.
May 21, 2019
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Juul Lawsuit and E-Cigarette Addiction

Juul e-cigarettes are touted as “The Smoking Alternative,” but they carry more dangers than the makers would like you to think. There are new lawsuits against Juul and a possible Juul ban in communities around the area. More about the Juul lawsuit and ban here.
May 8, 2019
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What Celebrity Overdoses Teach Us About Addiction

As the opioid epidemic worsens, celebrity overdoses are becoming more commonplace. While some celebrities, such as Tom Petty, Prince, and Mac Miller have died of overdoses, others like Demi Lovato have recovered and are now speaking out about the dangers of these drugs. Here are lessons we can all learn from celebrity overdoses.
April 30, 2019
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Coming Clean about Addiction with Your Loved Ones

You know it’s time to get treatment, and likely, getting treatment will involve coming clean to your loved ones. Banyan Detox Boca Raton shares tips on telling your parents and loved ones that you’re an addict. Coming clean will help you get sober.
April 22, 2019
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Motherhood and Sobriety

Crunchy moms, wine moms, silky moms, there are many expectations of motherhood across all social circles. We’re considering how expectations of motherhood influence addiction and sobriety. Any mom seeking treatment can get help from Banyan Detox Boca Raton.
April 18, 2019
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Bad Habits to Avoid in Early Recovery

Though bad habits don’t always become bad addictions, there are some bad habits that former addicts should avoid if they’re looking to maintain lasting sobriety. Banyan Detox Boca Raton outlines addictive habits that can be problematic for former addicts.
April 4, 2019
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What to Look for in a Drug Treatment Program

Helping your loved one find sobriety is the best thing you can do for them. Banyan Detox Boca Raton outlines things to look for when choosing the drug treatment program that will help your loved one get and stay sober.