the effects of psychoactive drugs

The Dangers of Psychoactive Drugs

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 24, 2020 Updated: January 15, 2021 Psychoactive drugs are part of our lives, whether we like it or not. Most drugs exist for a positive purpose — to relieve pain, clear up an infection, address the effects of illness. Some psychoactive drugs exist in the things…

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4 Ways to Achieve Long Lasting Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 22, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 How can I achieve long-lasting recovery? This is a question asked by almost everyone who is on the road to recovery. While going to rehab is the first step to long-term recovery, you have to put in a lot of…

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What Are the Different Levels of Addiction Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 7, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 No two people have the same needs when trying to quit a substance like drugs or alcohol. That means that, when entering rehab, they must have the correct treatment designation. Assigning patients to the right level of addiction treatment ensures…

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Do I Need an Aftercare Program?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 28, 2020 Updated: September 1, 2020 Due to the severity of addictions, they require counseling, therapy, and medically-assisted detox. It’s critical for those in recovery to have continued access to an aftercare program for on-going maintenance. Alcohol use disorder or addiction affects millions of Americans. Even…