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How World Events Impact Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 14, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 When world events like a pandemic cause sudden changes in our lives, there are significant impacts out of our control. Stay at home orders, social distancing, and distance learning are all becoming the new normal. What does that mean for…

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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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Epidemic vs. Pandemic

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 6, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 Epidemic vs. Pandemic As many people are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading across the world. At the same time, we have a drug epidemic in our country. People may question what is the difference between an epidemic vs. pandemic.…

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Addiction and Your Physical Health

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 4, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 Addiction and Your Physical Health: How Do They Relate to COVID-19 According to the experts, the people who are most vulnerable to COVID-19 are those with compromised immune systems. With that knowledge, it is critical to know how addiction and…

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Compromised Immune System

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 3, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 Compromised Immune System and COVID-19 Risks As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, those with a compromised immune system face higher risks. Groups of people with a compromised immune system include the elderly, the already sick, and substance abusers.…

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Safety at Rehab

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 2, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 Safety at Rehab During the COVID-19 Pandemic Do you wish to overcome addiction at a rehab facility, but are afraid of the COVID-19 pandemic? Safety at rehab is critical during this period to ensure full recovery and avoid a catastrophic…