March 26, 2020

Drugs in Kensington: An Inside Peak at a Dangerous Philly Neighborhood

Drugs in Kensington have been a big problem, but officials are now targeting this Philadelphia neighborhood in order to combat the opioid epidemic.
March 19, 2020

Pennsylvania Has Highest Rate of Overdose Deaths Prosecuted as Homicides

Pennsylvania’s drug delivery resulting in death rule is leading to the most drug-induced homicide prosecutions in the nation.
March 10, 2020

Benefits of Meditation for Addiction

Addiction is more than just substance abuse. Luckily, there are several benefits of meditation for addiction that can help those in recovery move past some of these secondary issues.
March 5, 2020

Philadelphia Creates Public Safety Plan for Safe Injection Sites

With the plan to open an overdose prevention site in Philadelphia moving forward, the city has created a public safety plan for safe injection sites.
February 28, 2020

Legalizing Fentanyl Testing Strips in Pennsylvania

Fentanyl is a growing concern in the United States and Pennsylvania in particular, but there is hope. Could legalizing the use of fentanyl testing strips in Pennsylvania help?
February 21, 2020

Philly to Stop Prosecuting People for Possession of Addiction Treatment Drug

With the opioid epidemic taking a major toll on the City of Brotherly Love, the Philadelphia District Attorney ‘s office has decided to no longer persecute people for possession of addiction treatment that was not prescribed.
February 7, 2020

Snorting Dangers: The Cocaine Effects on Your Nose You Need to Know About

Even though snorting may not seem as dangerous as injection, the cocaine effects on your nose from snorting can be serious and sometimes lasting.
February 3, 2020
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The Dangers of Black Tar Heroin

Heroin isn’t always in the form of a white powder. Learn the dangers of black tar heroin and why you should avoid it.
January 22, 2020
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Surviving Your First Sober Valentine’s Day in Recovery

Your first sober Valentine’s Day out of rehab doesn’t need to be depressing. Follow these tips to avoid relapse and make the most of the holiday.
January 17, 2020
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Addiction & Probation Violations in Pennsylvania

For most addicts, relapse is a common part of the recovery process, but when relapse results in a drug probation violation, the results may be much more serious.
March 26, 2018

Are You Suffering from a Dual Diagnosis?

Banyan Treatment Center shares with you how to know if you are suffering from a dual diagnosis and what the major warning signs are. Learn more about co-occurring disorders and our treatment center can help you recover.
January 10, 2018

How Yoga Can Help Depression and Other Mental Health Issues

Yoga modulates the body’s perceived stress and anxiety levels by slowing down rapid breathing and heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and increasing heart rate variability. This increases “feel good” neurotransmitters in the brain, which is a GABA booster.