Do I Look High? Your Pupils on Drugs

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 24, 2022 Updated: May 4, 2022 Drug and alcohol abuse can cause numerous side effects such as the following: Loss of coordination  Mood changes Aggression Sleepiness Nausea  All of the following is able to indicate intoxication. When the above-mentioned are frequently recognized in an individual, along…

How to Plan an Intervention for Cocaine Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 27, 2021 Updated: December 27, 2021 Compared to other forms of addiction, cocaine addiction has proven to be very difficult to plan an intervention for. Cocaine addictions, unfortunately, can have a strong grip on the individual abusing this substance. Concerningly, an overdose on cocaine is attributed…

The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Providers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 22, 2021 Updated: November 22, 2021 There’s no denying the impacts of the opioid epidemic in the U.S. Prescription opioids have witnessed a steady rise in addiction trends and lethal overdoses. With a shortage of prescriptions, this market has initiated recovering individuals to seek alternative substances…

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How to Get Ready for Rehab: 9 Tips to Help Prepare You for the Next Step

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 18, 2021 Updated: November 22, 2021 After coming to terms with having an addiction, figuring out how to get into drug rehab, and committing to getting help comes preparing for rehab. Before checking into rehab to receive treatment, one should be as prepared as possible.  It’s…

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Is Alcoholism Considered A Mental Illness?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 2, 2021 Updated: November 22, 2021 Like all other types of addiction, alcoholism, also called alcohol abuse or alcohol addiction is a disease. Just many other diseases, while they might not be curable, they can be treated. Also, like other types of diseases, it does not…

Understanding the Connection Between Addiction and Suicide

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 2, 2021 Updated: November 22, 2021 Unfortunately, suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. In fact, as a whole, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the country.  Suicide is incredibly prevalent among individuals between the ages of…

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How to Help a Loved One Into Residential Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 20, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 Addiction can wreak havoc on a person’s physical, emotional, and social health. People who live with addiction and those who love them suffer as the condition takes its toll. If you love someone who struggles with addiction, you might feel…