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3 Benefits of Women-Only Rehab Programs

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 19, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 The most important part of choosing a rehab program is finding one that is supportive of your unique needs. Seeking treatment requires vulnerability. To be open and honest, you have to feel comfortable and safe in your surroundings. To get…

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Aftercare Options for Addiction Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 18, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Every year, about 2.5 million Americans seek help for substance abuse and addiction. Addiction is a complicated issue that requires individualized treatment. Many issues contribute to someone’s addiction, and everyone has different roles in the community to consider as they…

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Commonly Abuse Prescription Painkillers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 12, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Many people receive prescription pain relievers at some point in their life. When used as directed under the supervision of medical professionals, most pain relievers are effective and safe. However, many prescription painkillers can be abused for recreational purposes. They…

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3 Advantages of Men’s Only Rehab Programs

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 5, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Men’s only rehab programs offer care specifically tailored to men struggling with addiction or substance abuse. While all rehab programs aim to help people overcome addiction, gender-specific treatment programs are different in approaching addiction treatment. Men and women face different…

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What Are Addiction Cravings?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 4, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 When someone views addiction from the outside, it looks like a complicated and intricate condition. Even though there are many facets to this condition, addiction cravings have a lot to do with why individuals keep using substances. By understanding what…

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Addiction Stigmas

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 16, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 When you battle with substance abuse, you not only deal with the pain of drug use but of addiction stigmas, as well. Stigma consists of the negative perceptions that people and society have about something. However, stigma is also an…

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Support System For Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 11, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 When anyone attempts to quit using drugs, it is critical to have a solid support system for recovery. Support is vital for ensuring you have a better chance of staying the course when it comes to healing. You are less…

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Crack vs Cocaine

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: March 27, 2020 Updated: March 24, 2020 Since cocaine is illegal to possess, sell, and manufacture, one of the major risks of abusing cocaine, regardless of whether it’s crack vs cocaine, is potential legal consequences. Abusing cocaine or crack can lead to major changes to your brain…

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Dangers of Designer Drugs

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: March 25, 2020 Updated: March 24, 2020 More than 30 million Americans have used an illicit substance in the past month, making recreation use and abuse of drugs relatively common in the United States. Illicit drugs include a wide range of substances, such as cocaine, heroin, and…