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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: April 28, 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…

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What Is Substance Use Disorder?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 31, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 When discussing substance use disorder, substances like alcohol, hallucinogens, and opioids have separate classification descriptions. The use of these substances causes health problems or issues at home, school, or work. In this guide, we’re diving deeper into this definition, as…

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What Is Polysubstance Abuse?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 12, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 Drug addiction takes place in phases. It begins with first use, after which a person becomes a regular user. Regular usage leads to dependency. Once someone becomes dependent, the drug will not have the same effect as it had during…

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How COVID-19 Impacts Your Addiction Triggers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 17, 2020 Updated: October 29, 2020 Triggers can make it difficult to overcome an addiction. They make a person have an intense craving to relapse back to substance abuse. The COVID-19 pandemic necessitates that people social distance. In some cases, people have to go into complete…

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Help for a Heroin Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 31, 2020 Updated: September 29, 2020 The ongoing opioid epidemic has contributed to the increase in heroin use in the United States. People use heroin to get a greater high that they may not find in prescription medication or other drugs. Addiction treatment centers in Illinois…

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Painkiller Addiction Signs

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 24, 2020 Updated: August 5, 2020 Due to the stigma often associated with medication, painkiller addiction can be hidden in plain sight, making it difficult to diagnose or identify. The person using the painkillers may not realize how far their addiction has progressed. Family or friends…

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What Do Rehab Facilities in Illinois Provide?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 19, 2020 Updated: August 5, 2020 When considering whether to get professional help for your addiction, you may be wondering what rehab facilities in Illinois provide and how they can help you overcome your addiction. Whether you choose inpatient or outpatient services, a typical day in…