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What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 31, 2021 Updated: July 31, 2021 The abuse of opioids is an ongoing crisis in this country. Each day hundreds die from overdoses and related issues surrounding addiction. Treatment experts in the field are always looking for innovative strategies that will save lives. Medication-assisted therapy or…

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Opiate Withdrawal Timeline

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 29, 2021 Updated: July 29, 2021 When you stop taking opiates, you may experience a wide range of mild to severe withdrawal symptoms that include psychological stress and physical discomfort or pain. Withdrawal symptoms can last for several days, typically peaking from the fourth to the…

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The Symptoms and Timeline of Cocaine Withdrawal

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: July 24, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug. However, It might not be the type of drug that comes to mind when you hear the term withdrawals. Many people don’t realize that there are…

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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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Signs a Loved One Has a Cocaine Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 25, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Millions of Americans struggle with addiction or substance use disorder. Addiction affects every part of a person’s life, from their ability to function daily to their long-term mental and physical health. Addiction also…

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What is the Definition of Sobriety?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 10, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 When you’re dealing with addiction, the definition of sobriety can seem confusing. Living a life of sobriety may seem out of reach when struggling with a substance use disorder (an addiction to drugs…

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Signs You Need Drug Addiction Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 5, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 With the drug addiction epidemic sweeping across the United States, many people find themselves in the middle of a seemingly hopeless situation. Therefore, increasing the crisis. If you are struggling with substance abuse,…

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How Easily Can You Become Addicted to Prescription Drugs?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 3, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 When you think about addiction, your mind might immediately jump to substances like cocaine and alcohol. It might surprise you to learn that addiction to prescription medications is actually more common–and can be…

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3 Advantages of Attending a Local Drug Rehab Center

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: May 28, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Drug abuse is a prevalent issue in the United States. In a given year, millions of adults struggle with a substance use disorder. For many people who abuse substances, getting support from the…