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Choosing Successful Addiction Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 13, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 If you are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction problem, then it may feel like an uphill battle. Finding the path to sobriety is not always easy, but with the proper treatment, you can find that brighter tomorrow. But…

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Addiction And Your Family

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 1, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 Addiction harms many things in society and people’s lives. It hurts your body, for one thing. You may damage your internal organs, brain, and even overdose from doing drugs. In addition, drugs hurt your mental and emotional well-being. It also…

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Understanding Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 25, 2020 Updated: May 13, 2020 Suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol is bewildering. It’s been said that someone must hit bottom before they can truly embrace the challenge of recovery. If you or a loved one has reached that point, then it’s one…

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How to Support a Recovering Loved One to Overcome Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 23, 2020 Updated: May 13, 2020 Are you unsure of how to support a recovering loved one conquer addiction? Well, you’re not alone. A mental health condition affects everyone in the family and even friends. Many people think that once the rehab detox and addiction treatment…

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How Substance Abuse Harms Relationships

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 21, 2020 Updated: May 13, 2020 People with substance abuse problems put their health at risk. That much we know and would be alarming enough if that were the end of the story. But it’s not. Substance abuse cascades its pain over family and friends. To…

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Opioid Epidemic of 2019

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: March 31, 2020 Updated: March 24, 2020 Substance abuse disorders and addiction can lead to damaging consequences, ranging from a diminished standard of living to serious medical problems. The opioid epidemic of 2019 witnessed showed that opioid abuse continues to impact millions of Americans every year. As…

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Social Media, Teens, and Substance Abuse

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: March 29, 2020 Updated: March 24, 2020 Addiction does not discriminate, meaning anyone, regardless of age, can develop a substance abuse problem. While teen drug use and abuse have slowly declined over the past decade, 5% of teens have a substance abuse problem and do not receive…