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Treatment Options for Meth Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 10, 2021 Updated: April 1, 2021 Millions of Americans struggle with methamphetamine addiction. Meth addiction can lead to a range of short and long-term health problems and makes it hard for people to live full lives. People who struggle with addiction often have a hard time…

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How Xanax Addiction Develops

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 8, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 Xanax is the most commonly-prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States. It is a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines—sometimes called benzos–are a class of drug that is thought to have a calming effect on the nerves in the brain and spinal cord by…

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Treatment Options for Substance Use and Mental Health Conditions

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 1, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 Many people struggle with both substance abuse and mental health issues. When a person has both diagnoses, treating either issue can be more difficult. Figuring out which symptoms are caused by the mental health condition and which are a result…

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The Impact of PTSD On Alcoholism

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 4, 2021 Updated: April 9, 2021 Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of mental health disorder. In it, a person experiences flashbacks, intense memories, and anxiety related to a past trauma. Some people use alcohol to manage these intrusive symptoms. Alcoholism can develop from this…

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4 Myths About Addiction Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 12, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 Substance abuse is common in the United States, and many people fail to receive the treatment they need for recovery. In fact, millions of people typically need treatment each year. However, only a small percentage typically receive the care they…

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What Is First Night?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 27, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 The First Night is a new cultural and artistic celebration that more Americans partake in on New Year’s Eve. If you are grappling with a substance use disorder, Northern Illinois Recovery can help you commit to your recovery journey during…

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What Is Trauma-Informed Care In Addiction Treatment?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 23, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 Many factors may have contributed to the onset of your substance use disorder. While these illnesses are different for everyone, past trauma is one of the leading reasons for drug and alcohol abuse. Fortunately, the addiction treatment facility at Northern…

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How to Achieve Opioid Addiction Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 15, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 Opioids are strong prescription painkillers that have become an epidemic in the US. Opioid addiction often develops when you begin to increase the prescribed doses. Commonly abused medication in this category includes methadone, hydrocodone, oxycodone, tramadol, and fentanyl. Street heroin…

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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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How to Maintain Your Sobriety During the Holiday Season

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 2, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 Every December, many American families get together and make merry. It is a month of glad tidings, and alcohol is often part of having fun. However, if you are in recovery from substance abuse, the holiday season can be difficult…