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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: February 18, 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.…

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Is Vaping a Gateway Drug?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 12, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 With the growing popularity of vaping, people may wonder about the risks of this practice. Many people may be unfamiliar with exactly what vaping is and how it works. Maybe you’ve heard about vaping as a “safe” alternative to smoking.…

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What Are the Latest Teen Drug Abuse Statistics?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 6, 2020 Updated: September 29, 2020 As with everything else during adolescence, teenagers experiment with all types of substances, including drugs and alcohol. The latest teen drug abuse statistics indicate that the trend is getting worse, as experimentation spreads from illicit drugs into prescription medication and…

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Are Sleeping Pills Addictive? Read This to Find Out

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 29, 2020 Updated: July 17, 2020 People who have conditions like insomnia can take sleeping pills. However, the side effects and consequences of dependency may lead to severe issues. You may wonder, are sleeping pills addictive? Yes, but in most cases, physicians recommend short-term use of…

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The Most Addictive Drugs in the World

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 27, 2020 Updated: July 17, 2020 According to a report, an estimated 21 million people in the US aged 12 years and above struggle with substance addiction every year. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) shows expenditure due to lower production in the workplace, legal…

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Opioid Epidemic of 2019

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: March 31, 2020 Updated: March 24, 2020 Substance abuse disorders and addiction can lead to damaging consequences, ranging from a diminished standard of living to serious medical problems. The opioid epidemic of 2019 witnessed showed that opioid abuse continues to impact millions of Americans every year. As…