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How the Partial Hospitalization Process Works

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 5, 2021 Updated: April 29, 2021 Seeking help for mental health or substance use issues can be one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Choosing to go through treatment and work towards long-term recovery is an important step towards the healthy, self-directed life you…

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Choosing a Drug Rehab Program

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 3, 2021 Updated: April 29, 2021 Millions of Americans struggle with substance use disorder every year. For many people who abuse substances, a drug addiction rehab program is crucial for their recovery. Many issues can lead someone to abuse substances, and it is important to find…

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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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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 Ways to Reduce Anger in Addiction Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 13, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 The journey to recovery involves emotional lows and highs. During your addiction recovery, you will have both your triumph and down moments, and one of the emotions you will experience is anger. The primary reason for dealing with anger in…

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5 Myths Surrounding Addiction Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 8, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 When battling substance use of any kind, it’s critical to seek addiction treatment for help. Many people struggle on in their addiction, often overdosing or ending up in a worse condition than before. There are many reasons why people don’t…

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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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How Your Environment Impacts Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 11, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 Addiction is a disease affecting families with roots diving deep into behavioral and mental issues, family history, genetics, relationships, and trauma. Researchers believe that a notable factor leading to addiction and the need for addiction treatment is a person’s environment.…

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What Services Do Drug Treatment Centers in Illinois Offer?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 28, 2020 Updated: September 29, 2020 When you struggle with drug addiction, you may turn to an addiction treatment center for help. However, entering a facility for the first time can be intimidating. You may have no idea what to expect or what drug treatment centers…

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Risk Factors for Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 17, 2020 Updated: August 5, 2020 People from all backgrounds can experience addiction. Although the risk factors for addiction can vary from person to person, they can have an impact regardless of a person’s gender, color, culture, economic status, place of birth, or religion. Risk factors…