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3 Types of Outpatient Rehab Programs

There are many approaches to treating substance use disorders. The most common ones are residential and outpatient rehab plans. If you choose to join a residential program in Northern Illinois Recovery, you will have to spend your time at our facility during the entire treatment period. However, with outpatient care, you have the chance to…

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The Current Heroin Addiction Recovery Rate

The heroin addiction recovery rate should concern you if you or your loved ones are looking to recover from opioid abuse. Heroin addiction is also a crucial topic for caregivers. In Northern Illinois Recovery, we use it to rate the effectiveness of our treatment plan. The recovery rate also enables mental health specialists to gauge…

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What Is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month?

Distracted drivers are shattering the lives of many people on roadways. The month of December is vital to reaffirm America’s commitment to reduce accidents resulting from impaired driving. The month is a time to spread awareness about the dangers of driving while intoxicated. Northern Illinois Recovery looks at how you can observe the month as…

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What Is Trauma-Informed Care In Addiction Treatment?

Many factors may have contributed to the onset of your substance use disorder. While these illnesses are different for everyone, past trauma is one of the leading reasons for drug and alcohol abuse. Fortunately, the addiction treatment facility at Northern Illinois Recovery can help you overcome trauma and substance use disorders. The program seeks to…

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What Does Rehabilitation Mean In Addiction?

Substance use disorders are mental issues that require rehabilitation by therapists. Rehab is the process of helping an individual grappling with a substance use disorder to stop cravings, the use, and compulsive seeking of the addictive substance. In Northern Illinois Recovery, we can help you or your loved one access a customized treatment plan. The…

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How to Achieve Opioid Addiction Recovery

Opioids are strong prescription painkillers that have become an epidemic in the US. Opioid addiction often develops when you begin to increase the prescribed doses. Commonly abused medication in this category includes methadone, hydrocodone, oxycodone, tramadol, and fentanyl. Street heroin is an opioid that is widely abused too. If you are battling an opioid use…