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Physical Side Effects of Drug Withdrawal

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 17, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 Addiction to drugs can take its toll on your physical, mental, and social health. Many people find that quitting can be so uncomfortable that they keep using drugs to avoid it. Withdrawal is what happens when someone stops taking a…

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3 Benefits of Entering Residential Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 11, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 When you are ready to start addiction treatment, you will have many choices to make. From where to receive treatment, whether to choose outpatient treatment or a residential treatment center and what kinds of therapies you’ll participate in, these decisions…

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What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 31, 2021 Updated: July 31, 2021 The abuse of opioids is an ongoing crisis in this country. Each day hundreds die from overdoses and related issues surrounding addiction. Treatment experts in the field are always looking for innovative strategies that will save lives. Medication-assisted therapy or…

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How an IOP Can Work For Your Schedule

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: July 12, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 Many people who struggle with addiction do not get the help they need to overcome it. Despite the negative consequences of their substance use disorder, people delay or forgo treatment for years. The…

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3 Benefits of Telehealth Rehab

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: March 4, 2021 Updated: April 22, 2021 Individuals needing help with addiction issues traditionally had to enroll in an in-person program to receive support. Advances in technology have led to significant advances in the care provided to individuals in need of addiction treatment. Telehealth rehab allows individuals…

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Steps of Alcohol Detox

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 14, 2020 Updated: August 24, 2021 Deciding to get treatment for alcohol abuse is a key first step in healing from the disease of addiction. However, for many people, the next stage is detoxing. A natural process, detoxing is the body’s natural process of removing toxins…

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Inpatient vs Outpatient: What’s the Difference?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 28, 2019 Updated: August 26, 2021 There are several ways to get help for addiction issues. When you need treatment, one of the things you’ll have to consider is inpatient vs. outpatient treatment. Which one is right for you will depend on several factors. The kind…

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Coping with Aches and Pains During Drug Withdrawal

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 25, 2019 Updated: August 28, 2021 Withdrawing from drugs can be a daunting and painful experience. When people withdraw and detox from drugs, it can create a myriad of side effects. Withdrawal also creates potentially serious health issues. If you’re wondering how to deal with aches…