Young People Discussing Impact of Opioid Epidemic

Why Is the Opioid Epidemic Still Important?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 25, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 The opioid epidemic began in the late 1990s when pharmaceutical companies stated the addiction risk for prescription pain medications like oxycodone and Vicodin was low. Based on this assertion, medical professionals prescribed opioids for pain relief to more and more…

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What is an Opioid Dependence?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 18, 2019 Updated: January 21, 2020 According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the opioid crisis has not slowed down. With more than 130 people in the US dying each day of an opioid overdose, opioid dependence is a real issue. But there is not…