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Northern Illinois Recovery Center Blog


Medication maintenance plays a vital role in addiction treatment, offering individuals the support they need to overcome substance abuse and achieve long-term recovery. Through the use of medication-assisted therapy (MAT), individuals receive prescribed medications that help manage cravings and withdrawal symptoms, making the recovery process more manageable.

sober summer

Summer can be a challenging time for individuals in recovery, but with the right strategies and support, it is possible to stay sober and enjoy all that the season has to offer. It’s important to discuss the importance of sobriety, the benefits of staying sober, the risks of substance abuse,…

affirmations in recovery

You know the feeling. That judgmental stare when someone finds out you're in recovery. The assumptions made about what kind of person you must be. The hurtful labels used to describe you and your experience with addiction. It's time we had an open and honest talk about the language surrounding…

molly vs ecstacy

Ecstasy and Molly are common names used to describe MDMA, a mind-altering substance recognized for triggering feelings of euphoria and emotional openness. Ecstasy typically denotes MDMA found in pill form, which may include additional substances. In contrast, Molly typically refers to pure MDMA available as a crystalline powder.

man lsd overdose

You've heard stories about LSD trips gone bad, but can one overdose on acid? LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, is a hallucinogenic drug that alters perception. Like any psychoactive substance, concerns about safety and overdose potential should be taken seriously.

Ever wonder if those medications you take to stay focused could mess with your head? Adderall is great for concentration, but it can also cause wild hallucinations and delusions. We're talking full-on psychosis, where you lose touch with reality.

What Is California Sober and Is It Effective?

The concept of sobriety has evolved recently to include a new term: "California sober." You may have heard this phrase, or "Cali-sober," in conversations around lifestyle choices and substance use, particularly within communities that advocate for moderation or alternative approaches to sobriety.

cocaine in drug test

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant drug derived from the coca plant. It can have profound effects on the central nervous system, leading to increased energy, euphoria, and heightened alertness.

meth teeth

The negative impact on the teeth is just one of the problems that can arise from abusing substances. Many illicit drugs can seriously damage an individual’s teeth and even cause tooth loss if steps aren’t taken to stop using the drug and get dental care.

drinking wine every day

A glass of wine each night has been part of human life for centuries. If you enjoy it and keep your wine consumption within the recommended amount, there may even be some benefits. But, if you don’t drink, the benefits aren’t a good reason to start.

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