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Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Northern Illinois Recovery Center offers substance abuse disorder treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. We provide comprehensive detox, rehab, and aftercare to help you through every stage of recovery. Our licensed therapists combine evidence-based and holistic therapy that addresses both addiction and any mental disorders you may have.  You can choose between inpatient and outpatient…

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Is Alcoholism a Disease?

Is alcoholism a disease? The research suggests so. Let’s take a closer look below. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, alcoholism is a chronic disease that has an impact on various parts and functions of the brain. Long-term drinking can alter the brain’s natural balance of reward, memory, and motivation. Once these and…

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Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

Cocaine is a highly addictive substance. Once a person develops an addiction to cocaine, it can be hard to stop after several months of use. Once an individual stops using cocaine, they can expect a wide range of mild to severe cocaine withdrawal symptoms. While some of the symptoms cause discomfort, others can be life-threatening.…

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What is a Percocet High?

Percocet is a powerful opioid pain medication made from two main ingredients: Oxycodone and acetaminophen. Prescribed by doctors, Percocet helps patients with moderate to severe pain. Although the drug is intended for short-term use, it is highly addictive and can lead to long-term dependency. Users often enjoy the drug because of the Percocet high they…

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Klonopin Side Effects

Klonopin is a benzodiazepine that doctors prescribe for seizures, convulsions, and panic attacks. The drug calms the central nervous system and slows down brain activity. While the drug is effective in treating these conditions, it is also highly addictive and can lead to long-term dependency and dangerous Klonopin side effects. A person who is addicted…

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Downfalls of Drug Abuse

Long-term drug abuse can cause a wide range of physical and psychological problems. The downfalls of drug abuse often depend on the type of drug, the severity of the addiction, and how long the addiction has lasted. In addition, an overdose can cause severe side effects, which lead to terminal medical conditions or even fatality. …

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Individual Addiction Care

Of all the forms of treatment available for substance abuse, individual addiction care provides the most direct type of therapy. During your sessions, you interact one-on-one with your therapist, as they guide you through every stage of recovery. Individual treatment offers a personalized approach designed to meet your needs and address your condition. Individual addiction…