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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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What is Recovery Coaching?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 20, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 People who struggle with addiction and complete a rehab program are at risk of future relapses. Aftercare and support are important aspects of recovery and maintaining sobriety. While someone might feel strong and committed to sobriety immediately after completing a…

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How to Begin Addiction Treatment After Relapse

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 29, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 Every individual goes on a unique journey during their addiction treatment. Some individuals can achieve sobriety in a short time frame, while it takes others years and several treatments to finally reach sobriety. If you have engaged in addiction treatment…

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3 Sober New Year’s Eve Ideas

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 20, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 For many people in the US, the notion of marking new years without getting intoxicated, especially with alcohol, can seem impossible. However, you should try to maintain your sobriety if you are in the process of overcoming a substance use…

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The Different Types of Relapse Triggers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 14, 2020 Updated: November 3, 2020 Sobriety is a life-long commitment, with several ups and downs. Even after graduating from a rehab facility, you will face challenges in your recovery journey. Cravings are the primary challenge during recovery. While the desire to use drugs or alcohol…

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Getting the Most Out of an Aftercare Program

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 28, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 Recovering from an addiction is a long-term process that doesn’t end when you leave treatment. After leaving treatment, participating in aftercare is critical. These programs often include 12-step programs, counseling, outpatient care, and sober living. Participating in an aftercare program…