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What is Holistic Addiction Treatment?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 15, 2021 Updated: April 1, 2021 Substance abuse and addiction are complex issues that can arise from various physical, emotional, and social factors. Each person has a unique journey through life and requires an individualized plan to address their wants and needs. As we understand more…

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Commonly Abuse Prescription Painkillers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 12, 2021 Updated: April 1, 2021 Many people receive prescription pain relievers at some point in their life. When used as directed under the supervision of medical professionals, most pain relievers are effective and safe. However, many prescription painkillers can be abused for recreational purposes. They…

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Treatment Options for Meth Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 10, 2021 Updated: April 1, 2021 Millions of Americans struggle with methamphetamine addiction. Meth addiction can lead to a range of short and long-term health problems and makes it hard for people to live full lives. People who struggle with addiction often have a hard time…

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How Xanax Addiction Develops

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 8, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 Xanax is the most commonly-prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States. It is a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines—sometimes called benzos–are a class of drug that is thought to have a calming effect on the nerves in the brain and spinal cord by…

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3 Advantages of Men’s Only Rehab Programs

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 5, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 Men’s only rehab programs offer care specifically tailored to men struggling with addiction or substance abuse. While all rehab programs aim to help people overcome addiction, gender-specific treatment programs are different in approaching addiction treatment. Men and women face different…

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Treatment Options for Substance Use and Mental Health Conditions

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 1, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 Many people struggle with both substance abuse and mental health issues. When a person has both diagnoses, treating either issue can be more difficult. Figuring out which symptoms are caused by the mental health condition and which are a result…

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Benefits of Rehab After DUI

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 1, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 Drinking and driving is illegal in all 50 states. If someone chooses to drink alcohol and get behind the wheel, they risk themselves and others’ safety. If stopped by police and issued a DUI, they can face serious legal troubles.…

Developing Benzo Addiction

How Benzo Addictions Develop And When To Seek Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: March 26, 2021 Updated: February 28, 2021 People dealing with mental health issues or other disorders may receive a benzodiazepine prescription from their doctor. It is possible to form an addiction to the medication if you do not stick to the recommended dosage. Once a benzo addiction…

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The Importance of Addiction Support Groups for Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: March 24, 2021 Updated: February 28, 2021 When you reach a state of recovery from addiction, it may feel like no one understands what you’ve been through. The idea of talking with friends and loved ones about your experiences can seem daunting. How can you expect friends…