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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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3 Ways To Help Prevent Prescription Drug Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 25, 2021 Updated: April 9, 2021 Using prescription drugs is necessary even if they carry the risk of addiction. It’s important to carefully monitor use for those who need to use these drugs to control anxiety, pain, or depression. Opioids like Percocet, for example, can be…

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Recognizing Signs of Cocaine Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 18, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant. As an illicit drug, no amount is safe to use. Anyone using it can develop intense symptoms of addiction, ranging from anger to paranoia. Our team is here to help. If your loved one…

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Recognizing Signs of Heroin Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 11, 2021 Updated: April 9, 2021 Heroin is a type of opiate drug that causes a euphoric high. This drug is highly addictive in that it creates changes to the brain’s chemistry by triggering the pleasure center in the brain. Addiction occurs when cravings and withdrawal…

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Downfalls of Drug Abuse

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 20, 2020 Updated: February 4, 2020 Long-term drug abuse can cause a wide range of physical and psychological problems. The downfalls of drug abuse often depend on the type of drug, the severity of the addiction, and how long the addiction has lasted. In addition, an…

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Drug Addiction Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 4, 2019 Updated: May 6, 2021 With the drug addiction epidemic sweeping across the United States, many people find themselves in the middle of a seemingly hopeless situation. Therefore, increasing the crisis. If you are struggling with substance abuse, you may feel like your life is…

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Withdrawal Programs – Why You Need Help to Stop Using

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 29, 2019 Updated: January 13, 2021 Withdrawal is a dangerous process for anyone with a chemical dependency. Though some people think they can stop using at any time, this is rarely the case. Rather, if your body and brain have become physically dependent on a drug,…

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How Do You Get Addicted to Tramadol?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 13, 2019 Updated: January 13, 2021 Many men and women experience drug addiction to due prescription pain medications or illicit use. If you are wondering, “how do you get addicted to Tramadol,” it may be because you are finding it hard to stop using this pain…

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When Does a Young Adult Need Rehab?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 13, 2019 Updated: April 28, 2021 Making the decision to get your son or daughter help with a drug addiction or alcohol addiction is simply not easy to do. When does a young adult need rehab, and when can a parent “fix” the problem? The key…