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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.

couple sick from fentanyl-laced marjuana

Marijuana is a natural plant that contains cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, that produce various effects on the brain and body. Some marijuana may not be pure or natural, as it may be laced with other substances, such as fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid that can cause fatal overdoses.


Northern Illinois Recovery Center, a leading addiction treatment facility, focuses on holistic recovery. Addressing the phenomenon of "hangxiety," we delve into the challenges of dealing with anxiety during hangovers.

meaning of sober curious

In the ever-evolving landscape of well-being, the term "sober curious" has emerged, stirring conversations and prompting individuals to ponder their relationship with alcohol intentionally.

angry drunk

Consuming too much alcohol affects people in different ways. For some people, the lack of inhibitions while drinking can make them more boisterous, brave, or exuberant.

common lies gamblers tell

In the world of gambling addiction, the lie becomes a shield, a cloak, an accomplice. As the walls of reality close in, the gambling addict clings to a web of lies; they craft a world of illusion where they are not problem gamblers but merely a victim of a streak…

testosterone test

Oftentimes, the consequences of drinking too much alcohol are wicked hangovers, blurting out embarrassing things, the loss of inhibitions, waking up in questionable situations, or the clumsiness that follows the loss of balance, coordination, and fine motor skills.

Kratom Withdrawal Signs

Have you heard of kratom? It's an herbal supplement that some people use to self-medicate or improve their mood. The leaves of the kratom plant contain compounds that act on the opioid receptors in your brain, so while kratom is legal and natural, it can be addictive.

alcohol and anger

Some would argue that of all the potentially dangerous and harmful substances out there, alcohol is one of, if not the most accessible. Anyone over the age of 21 can legally purchase alcohol, no questions asked. Not only that, but it’s practically everywhere. Gas stations, grocery stores, convenience stores, and…

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