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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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The Dangers of the Current Benzo Shortage

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 20, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 Periodically, the United States faces times when there is a drug shortage. The reasons could range from difficulty getting it from the manufacturer to a sudden flood of prescriptions that can’t keep up with the supply. Benzos have been on…

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Is Vaping a Gateway Drug?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 12, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 With the growing popularity of vaping, people may wonder about the risks of this practice. Many people may be unfamiliar with exactly what vaping is and how it works. Maybe you’ve heard about vaping as a “safe” alternative to smoking.…

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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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What Are the Consequences of Drug and Alcohol Abuse?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 10, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 What defines drug and alcohol abuse is a person’s continual excessive use of these substances regardless of the consequences. Even when it is apparent that the user’s life, health, finances, job, and relationships are in decline, they have lost the…

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Are Sleeping Pills Addictive? Read This to Find Out

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 29, 2020 Updated: July 17, 2020 People who have conditions like insomnia can take sleeping pills. However, the side effects and consequences of dependency may lead to severe issues. You may wonder, are sleeping pills addictive? Yes, but in most cases, physicians recommend short-term use of…

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The Most Addictive Drugs in the World

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 27, 2020 Updated: July 17, 2020 According to a report, an estimated 21 million people in the US aged 12 years and above struggle with substance addiction every year. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) shows expenditure due to lower production in the workplace, legal…

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What is a Percocet High?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 23, 2020 Updated: May 1, 2021 Percocet is a powerful opioid pain medication made from two main ingredients: Oxycodone and acetaminophen. Prescribed by doctors, Percocet helps patients with moderate to severe pain. Although the drug is intended for short-term use, because of its potency, individuals can…

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What are the Consequences of Drug Abuse?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 23, 2019 Updated: January 13, 2021 Drug abuse can happen to anyone. No one starts out wanting to be addicted to or abuse drugs, and some consequences come along with the lifestyle. Sometimes, just the knowledge of the consequences of drug abuse can be enough to…