Arguably the most addictive illicit drug available, heroin abuse has been on the rise of late. A significant reason for this has been the ongoing opioid epidemic that has driven people to look for cheaper and more accessible substances to address their dependency. Addiction is a challenging disease. When it…
A common side-effect of drinking that people often notice is bloating. The term “beer belly” is a common term used to describe the weight gain that often accompanies heavy or regular drinking.
Day trading is one of the many ways people can try to make money in the stock market. While day trading was nearly exclusively done by professionals such as large financial institutions, brokerages, or trading houses in the past, over the last several years, and thanks mainly to the Covid-19…
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time for us to reflect on the importance of mental health in our lives and to educate ourselves and others on the challenges faced by those with mental health disorders.
A gambling addiction disorder, also known as compulsive gambling, is a mental health disorder characterized by a persistent and recurring urge to gamble despite the negative consequences that may result from placing bets.
Alcohol Awareness Month is an annual public health campaign held in April to increase awareness and education about alcohol-related issues. It was first established in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD).
Abilify was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002. Since that time it has become one of the most broadly-prescribed medications in the world.
You deserve a pat on the back, a big thumbs up, and a hearty “Congratulations!” if you’ve made the decision to ask for help. It’s one of the best decisions you can make. It doesn’t matter if you’ve decided to get help to control your use of substances or to…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies the drinking of five or more drinks on an occasion for men and four or more drinks on occasion for women as excessive alcohol use, otherwise known as binge drinking.
Congratulations! You may have just completed substance abuse treatment at Northern Illinois or another treatment center. Now, you might be wondering, “What’s next?” Although making it through the treatment process was absolutely a major accomplishment, recovery doesn’t end here.