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What Is Polysubstance Abuse?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 12, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 Drug addiction takes place in phases. It begins with first use, after which a person becomes a regular user. Regular usage leads to dependency. Once someone becomes dependent, the drug will not have the same effect as it had during…

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What Happens When You Get a DUI?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 13, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 What happens when you get a DUI? If you are pulled over and charged with a DUI in Illinois, you may face a wide range of penalties and consequences such as fines, imprisonment, license suspension, and community service. You may…

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Understanding Substance Abuse vs. Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 24, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 Substance abuse vs. addiction is a severe crisis because it affects millions of people in the US. According to a national survey, an estimated 20.8 million people aged 12 years and above abuse substances. Furthermore, approximately 2.1 million adults have…

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Helping a Loved One With Addiction to Overcome

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 3, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 People battling alcohol or drug addiction are likely to experience short- and long-term physical problems and mental issues. The effects of their behaviors can also cause various forms of suffering to their loved ones. Those who’re more likely to experience…