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Types of Addiction That May Impact You

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 17, 2019 Updated: January 21, 2020 Addiction is not a single problem. Instead, it is a multifaceted disease that varies depending on what substance you take and the effects it has on your body. Therefore, you must understand the types of addiction and how they affect…

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Is Addiction a Choice?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 11, 2019 Updated: July 8, 2019 Addiction affects the lives of millions of people in the U.S. annually. Also, according to SAMHSA’s most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), over 28 million Americans over the age of 12 suffer from some type of…