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What Is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 1, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction is a common substance use disorder. In the past, alcoholic and alcoholism were used to refer to what treatment professionals now call alcohol use disorder. Like an addiction,…

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Treatment Options for Opiate Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 25, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain from injuries, disease, or unidentified sources. Doctors often prescribe medications to help people manage their pain. Some of these medications, like morphine and codeine, are opiates…

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Seeking Treatment for Oxycodone Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 23, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Doctors frequently prescribe oxycodone to treat pain. Its most common brand names are Oxycontin, Percodan, and Percocet. Oxycodone is effective at relieving pain when used for a short period. However, oxycodone is an opioid and can be very addictive. Some…

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Outpatient Treatment for Meth Rehab

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: May 18, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Millions of Americans struggle with methamphetamine addiction. Meth addiction can lead to a range of short and long-term health problems. People who use meth are at risk for overdose and death. Using meth…

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Treatment Options for Meth Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 10, 2021 Updated: May 6, 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: May 6, 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 3, 2021 Updated: May 6, 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…