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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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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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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…

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Understanding the Drug Detox Process

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: May 12, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 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…

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How Xanax Addiction Develops

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 8, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Xanax is the most commonly-prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States. It is a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines—sometimes called benzos–are a class of drug that is thought to have a calming effect on the nerves in the brain and spinal cord by…

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Recognizing Signs of Heroin Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 11, 2021 Updated: April 9, 2021 Heroin is a type of opiate drug that causes a euphoric high. This drug is highly addictive in that it creates changes to the brain’s chemistry by triggering the pleasure center in the brain. Addiction occurs when cravings and withdrawal…

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Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 24, 2020 Updated: August 11, 2021 Cocaine is a highly addictive substance. Once a person develops an addiction to cocaine, it can be hard to stop after several months of use. Once individuals stop using cocaine, they can expect a wide range of mild to severe…