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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…

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Physical Side Effects of Drug Withdrawal

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 17, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 Addiction to drugs can take its toll on your physical, mental, and social health. Many people find that quitting can be so uncomfortable that they keep using drugs to avoid it. Withdrawal is what happens when someone stops taking a…

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What to Expect in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 16, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 Addiction is a serious condition that takes a toll on the physical and emotional health of the people who live with it. It is a condition that can be treated but never cured. People who live with addiction require comprehensive,…

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Heroin Relapse Rates in Chicago

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 13, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 Addiction to opiates, especially heroin, can be complicated to overcome. Most people require treatment from a heroin addiction rehab center to work through their addiction and learn the skills they need to live without heroin. After treatment, people who live…

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3 Benefits of Entering Residential Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 11, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 When you are ready to start addiction treatment, you will have many choices to make. From where to receive treatment, whether to choose outpatient treatment or a residential treatment center and what kinds of therapies you’ll participate in, these decisions…

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What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 31, 2021 Updated: July 31, 2021 The abuse of opioids is an ongoing crisis in this country. Each day hundreds die from overdoses and related issues surrounding addiction. Treatment experts in the field are always looking for innovative strategies that will save lives. Medication-assisted therapy or…

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Opiate Withdrawal Timeline

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 29, 2021 Updated: July 29, 2021 When you stop taking opiates, you may experience a wide range of mild to severe withdrawal symptoms that include psychological stress and physical discomfort or pain. Withdrawal symptoms can last for several days, typically peaking from the fourth to the…

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The Symptoms and Timeline of Cocaine Withdrawal

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: July 24, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug. However, It might not be the type of drug that comes to mind when you hear the term withdrawals. Many people don’t realize that there are…