October 2, 2019
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Famous Historical Addicts

Dealing with an addicted child is challenging and taxing. At Banyan Philadelphia, we are giving some insight on how to approach this situation.
October 2, 2019
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Dealing With An Addicted Child: Tips for Concerned Parents

Dealing with an addicted child is challenging and taxing. At Banyan Philadelphia, we are giving some insight on how to approach this situation.
September 30, 2019
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Signs of Enabling

You may be trying to be supporting, but could your behavior actually be doing more harm than good for your addicted loved one? We are talking about the signs of enabling and what to do if you are unknowingly an enabler.
September 24, 2019
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Safe Injection Sites in Philadelphia

Safe injection sites in Philadelphia are a proposed new solution for the city’s major opioid epidemic. It would be the first supervised drug injection site in the country, but the federal government looks to block it.
September 6, 2019
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What Is Blood Alcohol Concentration?

At Banyan Philadelphia, we are here to answer all of your questions about BAC including what blood alcohol concentration is and how the different levels of blood alcohol concentration affect a person.
August 29, 2019
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Guide to A Sober Tailgate

Football season is finally here, but for recovering addicts, this can be scary. Enjoy the game but avoid a relapse with our tips on how to have a sober tailgate.
August 23, 2019
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Cargo Ship Smuggling Cocaine

A Mediterranean Shipping Company cargo ship smuggling cocaine into the Port of Philadelphia was seized. This is the largest cocaine haul recorded in the history of the United States.
August 23, 2019
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September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month. Whether you just started your recovery journey, or you have been sober for many years, take this time to celebrate your accomplishment and reflect on the many benefits of addiction recovery and what it brought you.
August 1, 2019
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What Causes Meth Face?

Meth is one of the most destructive drugs when it comes to a person’s appearance. Here’s why meth face develops and what you can do to treat meth face.
July 31, 2019
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Staying Sober in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a bustling city with plenty to do even if you are a recovering addict. Our rehab center is dishing out some tips to avoid relapse as well as sober things to do in Philadelphia.
April 19, 2019
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Pennsylvania Opioid Epidemic Update

Pennsylvania opioid abuse is rising at an alarming rate. Our addiction treatment center in Philadelphia takes a look at these distressing numbers and what they mean for the state.
April 5, 2019
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Are Prescription Opiates as Addictive as Heroin?

Heroin is a highly addictive drug, but what about prescription opiates? Our addiction treatment center in Philadelphia looks at heroin abuse versus painkiller abuse and gives you the truth about these drugs.
November 2, 2017

What is Heroin and How Does Someone Start Using It?

Heroin suppresses the central nervous system and its functions like heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, and temperature regulation. It also binds to opioid receptors, increasing chemicals in the brain that are responsible for releasing feelings of pleasure. When this occurs, euphoria comes in and the user is experiencing a “high.” When heroin is abused, a rush of pleasure occurs, and when it is removed, the opposite effect takes place.