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3 Common Types of Addiction Counseling

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 31, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Working towards lifelong sobriety doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it is a process that requires support, vulnerability, and an investment of time and energy. When you struggle with addiction or substance use, finding the…

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Treatment Options for Opiate Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 25, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain from injuries, disease, or unidentified sources. Doctors often prescribe medications to help people manage their pain. Some of these medications, like morphine and codeine, are opiates…

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Seeking Treatment for Oxycodone Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 23, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Doctors frequently prescribe oxycodone to treat pain. Its most common brand names are Oxycontin, Percodan, and Percocet. Oxycodone is effective at relieving pain when used for a short period. However, oxycodone is an opioid and can be very addictive. Some…

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Outpatient Treatment for Meth Rehab

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: May 18, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Millions of Americans struggle with methamphetamine addiction. Meth addiction can lead to a range of short and long-term health problems. People who use meth are at risk for overdose and death. Using meth…

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Understanding the Drug Detox Process

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: May 12, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Stopping or cutting back on your use of drugs can lead to withdrawal. Withdrawal often involves symptoms that are uncomfortable and, at times, life-threatening. Often, the length of time you have been using…

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How Xanax Addiction Develops

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 8, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Xanax is the most commonly-prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States. It is a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines—sometimes called benzos–are a class of drug that is thought to have a calming effect on the nerves in the brain and spinal cord by…

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The Benefits of Drug Abuse Treatment Programs

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 18, 2020 Updated: August 5, 2020 Drug abuse treatment programs are vital more now than ever. With the increase in opioid addictions, alcoholism, and other disorders, addiction treatment centers in Illinois are now an integral part of recovery. Treatment specialists can guide individuals through every stage…

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Opiate Overdose Timeline

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 10, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 Opiate Overdose Timeline The opiate epidemic in the United States is alarming for many people. We hear about it on the news, read about it in the papers, and some people may even know of someone who has experienced drug…

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Drug Addiction Rehabilitation

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 17, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Faced with a drug epidemic in our country, many people are caught up in the whirlwind of challenges, hurtful behavior, and confusion. It may seem like life is turned upside down when drug addiction is at the…

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Symptoms of Vicodin Abuse

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 11, 2020 Updated: February 24, 2020 Symptoms of Vicodin Abuse Vicodin is a prescription pain reliever that doctors use to treat moderate to severe pain. Although it is effective at providing pain relief, Vicodin can also be highly addictive. As such, it is not unusual for…