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The Impact of Opioids on the Brain

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 30, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 Due to their availability in the prescribed form, opioids are among the most abused drugs in the United States. Health professionals use opioids as medicine due to their capacity to relax the body and relieve pain. Opioids affect the brain’s…

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Prescription Opioids

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 10, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 Prescription Opioids People often need prescription drugs to treat physical or mental health problems. However, many people abuse prescription drugs, including opioids. Prescription opioids, which treat pain, often act as a gateway drug to other opioids like heroin. Between 21%…

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Role of Oxycodone in the Opioid Epidemic

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 17, 2019 Updated: October 29, 2019 What is the role of oxycodone in the Opioid Epidemic? Illinois, like all other states, is dealing with an opioid epidemic. From legal prescriptions to bootlegged supplies, opioids have overtaken U.S. society. Every community in the Land of Lincoln has…