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Commonly Abused Drugs in the City of Chicago

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 21, 2021 Updated: June 28, 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 help they need despite the negative consequences…

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How to Help a Loved One into a Heroin Rehab

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 19, 2021 Updated: June 28, 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, your first instinct will probably be to…

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Telehealth Rehab Services Are Sticking Around Post-Pandemic

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 15, 2021 Updated: June 28, 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. People may have barriers that make it…

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How an IOP Can Work For Your Schedule

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 12, 2021 Updated: June 28, 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 best way to overcome addiction and learn…

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What to Expect in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 10, 2021 Updated: June 28, 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 that offer people the best chance at…

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How Trauma Can Fuel Addictive Behavior

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 7, 2021 Updated: June 28, 2021 Addiction is a complex issue, and no two people have the same journey through it. Many biological and environmental factors contribute to the development of addiction. Research suggests that trauma is closely linked to addiction. Addiction specialists know that people…

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Outpatient Treatment in Chicago

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 5, 2021 Updated: June 28, 2021 Overcoming addiction can take a lot of hard emotional and physical work. Most people require the support and structure of a substance abuse treatment program to achieve long-term sobriety. The length of time that someone spends in a treatment program…

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What to Look For in a Drug Rehab in Chicago

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 1, 2021 Updated: June 28, 2021 Addiction affects every part of a person’s life, from their physical and mental health to their ability to contribute to their family and community. Most people require substance abuse treatment to overcome their addiction. There are so many programs, approaches,…

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Tips for Having a Sober Independence Day Celebration

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 30, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Independence Day is one of the highlights of summer. It means fun in the sun, backyard BBQs, fireworks, and friends. For people in recovery, it might also be a little stressful. As you find your balance in your new way…

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Can You Attend Rehab Without Insurance?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 30, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Substance use disorder affects millions of people in the United States. While many treatment options are available, many people do not get the help they need to overcome addiction. There are many reasons…