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How to Help a Loved One Into Residential Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 20, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 Addiction can wreak havoc on a person’s physical, emotional, and social health. People who live with addiction and those who love them suffer as the condition takes its toll. If you love someone who struggles with addiction, you might feel…

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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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Commonly Abused Drugs in the City of Chicago

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: July 21, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 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…

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How to Help a Loved One into a Heroin Rehab

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: July 19, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 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,…

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Telehealth Rehab Services Are Sticking Around Post-Pandemic

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: July 15, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 One of the most important aspects of substance use disorder treatment is continuity of care. This means that there is no time when people are left without treatment or access to professional support.…

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How an IOP Can Work For Your Schedule

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: July 12, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 Many people who struggle with addiction do not get the help they need to overcome it. Despite the negative consequences of their substance use disorder, people delay or forgo treatment for years. The…

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What to Expect in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: July 10, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 Over time, addiction specialists have understood better the ways addiction forms and how it affects people’s lives. This greater understanding has allowed them to change how they treat addiction and focus on therapies…