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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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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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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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A Look at the Alcohol Detox Process

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 15, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Drinking alcohol continuously for a period of weeks or months can lead to physical dependence. Stopping or cutting back on the amount of alcohol you consume may result in uncomfortable or dangerous symptoms.…

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Understanding the Drug Detox Process

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: May 12, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Stopping or cutting back on your use of drugs can lead to withdrawal. Withdrawal often involves symptoms that are uncomfortable and, at times, life-threatening. Often, the length of time you have been using…

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3 Advantages of Detox Before Rehab

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 24, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 Drug and alcohol detox is a necessary first step for some people facing long-term addiction use or active addiction. If you cannot stop using even though you want to do so, a detox center may be the right option for…

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Recognizing Signs of Cocaine Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 18, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant. As an illicit drug, no amount is safe to use. Anyone using it can develop intense symptoms of addiction, ranging from anger to paranoia. Our team is here to help. If your loved one…

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What Can You Expect During Illinois Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 12, 2020 Updated: August 5, 2020 If you have never been to Illinois drug and alcohol rehab, then you are likely to feel intimidated the first time. There is nothing new about being scared. Nearly every person that enters rehab feels reserved and hesitant to engage.…

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Process of Detoxing From Alcohol

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 26, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 Detoxing from alcohol takes hard work and perseverance. Admitting you have an alcohol addiction problem is the first step in the healing process. As you move forward with detoxing from alcohol, you probably have questions about what to expect. It’s…