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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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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.…