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The Dangers of an Opioid Overdose

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 26, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 Many people in the United States use opioids. They are often prescribed for people getting out of surgery or for those who have chronic pain issues. These narcotic pain pills help block the pain signals to your brain. However, even…

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Family And Overdose Risks

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 25, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 Living with drug addiction is a heartbreaking situation for people. One of the scariest things when dealing with addiction is the thought that you may overdose. There were 67,367 drug overdoses in 2018, according to the CDC. This significant number…

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Signs of Valium Abuse

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 11, 2020 Updated: February 4, 2020 Valium is a benzodiazepine that doctors prescribe to treat anxiety, seizures, or muscle spasms. While valium is effective in treating mental or physical conditions, it is also highly addictive. One of the reasons why valium is popular is because the…