woman recognizes her signs of heroin addiction

Recognizing Signs of Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a type of opiate drug that causes a euphoric high. This drug is highly addictive in that it creates changes to the brain’s chemistry by triggering the pleasure center in the brain. Addiction occurs when cravings and withdrawal symptoms are present, but overdose is sometimes one of the first signs in some people.…

woman learns about the benefits of outpatient treatment

4 Benefits of Outpatient Treatment Program

The goal of addiction treatment is to effectively change behaviors to prevent drugs or alcohol’s continued use. In nearly every case, this starts with a consultation and assessment. For some people, outpatient therapy is the right first step. It may also be a follow-up to inpatient treatment. The road to recovery often includes at least…

man talking with therapist in outpatient rehab

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…

individual with therapist dealing with heroin addiction

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…

group therapy session for addiction treatment

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…

individual with glass of alcohol and pills

4 Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Painkillers

If you are suffering from an alcohol use disorder, the risk of abusing other substances is often high. Most people who binge drink also abuse prescription painkillers, such as opioids. Individuals often engage in polysubstance abuse to enhance the euphoric or sedating effects of other drugs. At Northern Illinois Recovery, we can help you overcome…

silhouettes of people at rave using party drugs

3 of the Most Dangerous Party Drugs

Partying and clubbing is a long-held American tradition, especially for teenagers and young adults. Unfortunately, most parties involve party drugs (mostly psychoactive substances) to heighten the enjoyment. Party lovers and parents of teenagers need to gather substantial knowledge about such drugs. It can help maintain safety at parties. In Northern Illinois Recovery, we can help…