Allison Seriani
February 17, 2020

The Less Talked About Rise in Meth Use

Opioids may be making headlines, but the rise in meth use in the United States should not go unnoticed. At Banyan Detox Stuart, we are going over the surprising numbers and their impact.
February 5, 2020

Addiction & The Brain: How Drugs Affect the Brain

Addiction is more than a matter of cravings. Drugs affect the brain in several ways, including both structurally and chemically.
February 3, 2020

The Recovering Alcoholic’s Guide to Going Out And Not Drinking

Being sober doesn’t mean you need to stay home every Friday night. With the right tips and guidelines, going out and not drinking is doable.
January 23, 2020
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Kratom Debate: A Miracle for Opioid Abuse or A Danger?

While some people believe that kratom could be part of a cure for opioid abuse, others worry the drug is dangerous. At Banyan Detox Stuart, we are looking at the kratom debate in full.
January 16, 2020
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The Dangers of Mixing Benzos and Alcohol

Prescription drugs are meant to be taken as directed for a reason. Mixing benzos and alcohol can be more dangerous than you may believe.
December 31, 2019
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The Rise of Psychoactive Drug Overdoses

Psychoactive drug use and overdoses are on the rise. Psychoactive drug overdoses are especially dangerous and though these drugs may not seem addictive, addictions and repetitive patterns of use can happen. Here’s the truth about psychoactive drug overdoses and what to do if you are addicted.
December 27, 2019
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Managing Mood Swings in Early Recovery

Feeling like your moods are crazy after getting sober? Mood swings in sobriety can happen, but it is possible to navigate the moods and emotions of early sobriety. Learn more about what causes extreme mood swings in recovery and how to treat them.
December 19, 2019
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New Discoveries in Relapse Prevention

Relapse is a big fear for many people in recovery, but new discoveries in relapse prevention may help with lasting sobriety. New discoveries are revealing the science behind relapse prevention.
December 13, 2019
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What is Polysubstance Abuse?

Drug addicts who abuse numerous types of drugs are polysubstance abusers. Banyan Detox Stuart explores common polysubstance abuse symptoms, dangers, and treatment options to help users get and stay sober. Polysubstance abuse is dangerous, get sober today.
December 9, 2019
How Narcan Works

How Narcan Works

Opioid overdoses can be deadly, and administering Narcan at the first signs of drug overdose can save a life. But how does Narcan work, and what makes it such a powerful tool against overdose deaths? We’re exploring the science of overdoses and Narcan’s effectiveness in fighting overdose.
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.
October 11, 2017

Addiction and Mental Health Treatment for College Students

Alcohol and drug abuse is a common issue among the college “party scene” and culture. Many students start experimenting with drugs at a young age recreationally and access to the drugs becomes easier to obtain without having parental supervision 24-7 like they once had at home. We see time and time again, students’ stress and anxiety levels increase when they experience dramatic lifestyle changes and leaving for college can be one of them.
October 10, 2017

Top Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol and Benzo Drug Abuse

Does it seem like no matter what you do, you have cravings for alcohol and can’t stop? Do you try to only have one glass of wine at dinner, but it could turn into three, four, or five? Are you worried about a loved one you believe drinks too much? Or perhaps someone you know is addicted to Xanax or Valium, which are also referred to as Benzodiazepine tranquilizers used to reduce anxiety and insomnia?
September 19, 2017

Meet the Banyan Team – Kahlia Bersson

We take pride in having the kindest, most experienced, and genuine team members at Banyan Treatment Center. We'd like to take the time to introduce you to some of our awesome employees! This week we'l introduce you to our Clinical Director, Kahlia Bersson who oversees all clinical staff at our beautiful Boca Raton based detox facility.