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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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Klonopin vs Xanax

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 12, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 When it comes to treating anxiety, the decision may come down to Klonopin vs. Xanax. These are the two of the leading prescription medications for treating anxiety disorders in the short term. They…

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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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What is a Percocet High?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 1, 2021 Updated: July 21, 2021 Percocet is a powerful opioid pain medication made from two main ingredients: Oxycodone and acetaminophen. Prescribed by doctors, Percocet helps patients with moderate to severe pain. Although the drug is intended for short-term use, because of its potency, individuals can…

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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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Recognizing Signs of Heroin Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 11, 2021 Updated: April 9, 2021 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…

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The Current Heroin Addiction Recovery Rate

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 26, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 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…

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3 of the Most Dangerous Party Drugs

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 12, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 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…

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5 Effects of Heroin Use

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 9, 2020 Updated: March 22, 2021 Heroin is among the most addictive substances. If you engage in heroin use for long periods or overdose on it, the drug can wreak havoc on your body. Heroin abusers experience euphoria, but the feeling does not last for long.…