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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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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Commonly Abuse Prescription Painkillers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 12, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Many people receive prescription pain relievers at some point in their life. When used as directed under the supervision of medical professionals, most pain relievers are effective and safe. However, many prescription painkillers can be abused for recreational purposes. They…