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Physical Side Effects of Drug Withdrawal

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 drug that their body has become dependent on. The symptoms of withdrawal can be physically…

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Opiate Withdrawal Timeline

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 seventh day. An opiate withdrawal timeline varies depending on the nature of the addiction, the…

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Commonly Abused Drugs in the City of Chicago

Addiction is a big problem in Chicago. Thousands of people struggle with a substance abuse disorder every year. Treatment options are available in Chicago, but many people delay or refuse to get the help they need despite the negative consequences of their substance abuse. Depending on the length or severity of their addiction, someone might…

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How to Help a Loved One into a Heroin Rehab

It can be challenging to love someone who is addicted to heroin. You might worry for them, feel frustrated, or have periods of helplessness. Once you recognize that your loved one abuses heroin, your first instinct will probably be to offer help. One of the best ways for people to overcome their heroin addiction is…

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What is the Definition of Sobriety?

When you’re dealing with addiction, the definition of sobriety can seem confusing. Living a life of sobriety may seem out of reach when struggling with a substance use disorder (an addiction to drugs or alcohol). However, there is support available. When you come to us at Northern Illinois Recovery, you can get the support and…

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3 Advantages of Attending a Local Drug Rehab Center

Drug abuse is a prevalent issue in the United States. In a given year, millions of adults struggle with a substance use disorder. For many people who abuse substances, getting support from the staff at a drug rehab center is an important part of recovery. An outpatient drug rehab center offers a safe, nurturing environment…

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Seeking Treatment for Oxycodone Addiction

Doctors frequently prescribe oxycodone to treat pain. Its most common brand names are Oxycontin, Percodan, and Percocet. Oxycodone is effective at relieving pain when used for a short period. However, oxycodone is an opioid and can be very addictive. Some people who start taking oxycodone for pain may continue to use it or may begin…

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Outpatient Treatment for Meth Rehab

Millions of Americans struggle with methamphetamine addiction. Meth addiction can lead to a range of short and long-term health problems. People who use meth are at risk for overdose and death. Using meth makes it impossible for people to live full, healthy lives. It interferes with people’s ability to work, learn, form relationships, or take…

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Understanding the Drug Detox Process

Stopping or cutting back on your use of drugs can lead to withdrawal. Withdrawal often involves symptoms that are uncomfortable and, at times, life-threatening. Often, the length of time you have been using the drug and the amount you regularly use affect the severity of symptoms you experience in withdrawal. But even people who have…

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Choosing a Drug Rehab Program

Millions of Americans struggle with substance use disorder every year. For many people who abuse substances, a drug addiction rehab program is crucial for their recovery. Many issues can lead someone to abuse substances, and it is important to find a drug rehab program that will offer different programs to meet people’s individual needs. The…