June 29, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Harm Reduction for Drugs

Not everyone is willing and ready to get sober, but the harm reduction model can decrease the negative consequences of their substance abuse.
June 23, 2020

The Rise in Florida Overdoses Because of Coronavirus

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on people’s physical health, mental health, and the economy, but that is not the only issue. An unforeseen consequence, Florida overdoses because of coronavirus are on the rise and may not slow down any time soon.
June 8, 2020

Comparing the Dangers of Smoking vs. Drinking

Smoking and drinking both come with several dangers, but which one is more dangerous? Find out the short- and long-term effects of each.
June 1, 2020

The Best Florida Man Stories About Drugs & What We Learned from Them

The man, the myth, the legend – the infamous Florida man never ceases to amaze and has people everywhere shaking their head. Follow some of the most outrageous Florida man stories about drugs and alcohol and learn from this internet sensation’s mistakes.
May 26, 2020

The Dangers of Mixing Cocaine & Alcohol

Alone, these two substances are far from safe, but mixing cocaine and alcohol can turn deadly. Learn more about the dangers of this potentially lethal drug combination.
May 15, 2020

The Dangerous Short and Long-Term Effects of Meth on The Heart

Methamphetamine can lead to damage to a person’s physical and mental health, but the effects of meth on the heart can be particularly dangerous.
May 8, 2020

Staying Sober After the Coronavirus

With people antsy to go outside again, staying sober after the coronavirus may not be easy. Our drug rehab center is sharing some tips to navigate the end of the pandemic and avoid relapse after COVID-19.
May 4, 2020

Heroin Routes of Administration & The Added Dangers of Each

There are a few different heroin routes of administration, but they all come with their own unique risks. Learn more about how someone administers heroin could affect their health.
April 27, 2020

Do Opiates Affect Sperm? A Look at Opiates & Male Fertility

Opiates are often highlighted for their high likelihood of overdose, but opiates can affect sperm and male fertility as well. Could your opioid abuse be preventing you from becoming a father?
April 20, 2020

What to Do After a Failed Intervention

Unfortunately, when you try to stage one on your own, failed interventions can be common. When your intervention goes bad, here is what you should do next.
August 2, 2018

What You Don’t Know About Heroin Detox

Banyan Treatment Center explains the detox and treatment process for someone who is addicted to heroin. Learn more about our customized heroin treatment in Pompano Beach and how we can help you recover.
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.
February 6, 2015
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How People Get Hooked on Heroin

The New Faces of Heroin Addiction New research shows the profile of the average heroin addict—and how he or she got that way—is changing. Fifty years […]
February 3, 2015

Heroin: Florida’s Favorite Deadly Drug

South Florida Heroin Epidemic Takes Lives Heroin abuse has overtaken prescription painkillers as Florida’s abusers’ drug of choice, sending more people to the hospital and the […]

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