woman laying back on couch under effects of heroin use

Effects of Heroin Use

What Is Heroin? Heroin comes from morphine, a highly addictive substance that developers extract from the poppy plant. It is in a class of drugs known as opioids. As such, it is similar to drugs such as hydromorphone and oxycodone. Heroin has made a significant comeback over the last decade, contributing to the opioid epidemic…

A man prepares to vomit into a toilet as he goes through cocaine withdrawal symptoms

Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

Cocaine is a highly addictive substance. Once a person develops an addiction to cocaine, it can be hard to stop after several months of use. Once an individual stops using cocaine, they can expect a wide range of mild to severe cocaine withdrawal symptoms. While some of the symptoms cause discomfort, others can be life-threatening.…

A woman lies on her stomach and thinks about the downfalls of drug abuse

Downfalls of Drug Abuse

Long-term drug abuse can cause a wide range of physical and psychological problems. The downfalls of drug abuse often depend on the type of drug, the severity of the addiction, and how long the addiction has lasted. In addition, an overdose can cause severe side effects, which lead to terminal medical conditions or even fatality. …

A therapist helps his patient by defining rehab counseling

Defining Rehab Counseling

Defining rehab counseling as a form of therapy designed to guide someone as they transition from addiction to recovery.   Rehab counselors work with clients who have an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Once a person gets out of detox, the counselor guides them through every stage of rehab until they reach full recovery. Clients…

A group of people welcome a man who asks what is drug addiction treatment

What is Drug Addiction Treatment?

Drug addiction treatment includes a wide range of evidence-based and holistic therapies designed to help someone recover from drug abuse. During treatment, a client may engage in both individual and group therapy with a treatment specialist. The therapist guides the client through all stages of rehab until they complete the program. Treatment Centers in Illinois…

woman looking out window thinking about inpatient vs. outpatient treatment

Inpatient vs Outpatient: What’s the Difference?

There are several ways to get help for addiction issues. When you need treatment, one of the things you’ll have to consider is inpatient vs. outpatient treatment. Which one is right for you will depend on several factors. The kind of addiction you’re battling, whether you’ve attended rehab before, and the seriousness of your current…

women discussing the consequences of drug abuse

What are the Consequences of Drug Abuse?

Drug abuse can happen to anyone. No one starts out wanting to be addicted to or abuse drugs, and some consequences come along with the lifestyle. Sometimes, just the knowledge of the consequences of drug abuse can be enough to deter someone from using drugs. While this isn’t always the case, we believe it’s still…

definition of sobriety

What is the Definition of Sobriety?

When you’re dealing with addiction, the definition of sobriety can seem confusing and far away. But you don’t have to let that be a problem for you anymore. When you come to us at Northern Illinois Recovery, you can get the support and treatment you need to live a sober life that’s healthy and happy.…

heroin side effects

Heroin Side Effects

Heroin is a chemical variation of pain killer medications. It shares several similarities with other opioid drugs, including morphine. However, where some pain killer medications are derived naturally from the poppy seed (which produces opium), heroin is chemically produced. Due to the added chemicals, it can have more extreme side effects than plant-based drugs. If…

A man sits at a kitchen table and smiles, enjoying recovery from addiction

Recovery from Addiction

Are you looking for recovery from addiction? The specialists at Northern Illinois Recovery in Crystal Lake are here to help you. Below is more information about recovery from addiction. Addiction Recovery Recovering from an addiction can be a challenging but not impossible feat. We offer several specific recovery from addiction programs at the Northern Illinois…