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Commonly Abused Drugs in the City of Chicago

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: July 21, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 Addiction is a big problem in Chicago. Thousands of people struggle with a substance abuse disorder every year. Treatment options are available in Chicago, but many people delay or refuse to get the…

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Structured Sober Living Can Keep Your Recovery On Track

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: July 17, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 For many people living with addiction, rehab offers the chance to learn the skills needed to live life without using drugs or drinking. The structured environment of rehab allows people to practice sobriety…

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Telehealth Rehab Services Are Sticking Around Post-Pandemic

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: July 15, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 One of the most important aspects of substance use disorder treatment is continuity of care. This means that there is no time when people are left without treatment or access to professional support.…

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How Trauma Can Fuel Addictive Behavior

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: July 7, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 Addiction is a complex issue, and no two people have the same journey through it. Many biological and environmental factors contribute to the development of addiction. Research suggests that trauma is closely linked…

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Outpatient Treatment in Chicago

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Medically Reviewed By Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: July 5, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 Overcoming addiction can take a lot of hard emotional and physical work. Most people require the support and structure of a substance abuse treatment program to achieve long-term sobriety. The length…

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What to Look For in a Drug Rehab in Chicago

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: July 3, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 Addiction affects every part of a person’s life, from their physical and mental health to their ability to contribute to their family and community. Most people require substance abuse treatment to overcome their…

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Signs You Need Drug Addiction Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 5, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 With the drug addiction epidemic sweeping across the United States, many people find themselves in the middle of a seemingly hopeless situation. Therefore, increasing the crisis. If you are struggling with substance abuse,…

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The Dangers of Psychoactive Drugs

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 24, 2020 Updated: January 15, 2021 Psychoactive drugs are part of our lives, whether we like it or not. Most drugs exist for a positive purpose — to relieve pain, clear up an infection, address the effects of illness. Some psychoactive drugs exist in the things…

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What Are the Different Levels of Addiction Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 7, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 No two people have the same needs when trying to quit a substance like drugs or alcohol. That means that, when entering rehab, they must have the correct treatment designation. Assigning patients to the right level of addiction treatment ensures…