Tag: drug addiction

Seeking Treatment for Oxycodone Addiction

Doctors frequently prescribe oxycodone to treat pain. Its most common brand names are Oxycontin, Percodan, and Percocet. Oxycodone is effective at relieving pain when used for a short period. However, oxycodone is an opioid and can be very addictive. Some people who start taking oxycodone for pain may continue to use it or may begin […]

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How Xanax Addiction Develops

Xanax is the most commonly-prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States. It is a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines—sometimes called benzos–are a class of drug that is thought to have a calming effect on the nerves in the brain and spinal cord by helping the body use a neurotransmitter called GABA effectively. Doctors prescribe it to treat anxiety […]

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How Cocaine Addictions Develop And When To Seek Treatment

The way cocaine use gets portrayed in popular media can lead to the mistaken impression that you can take it without much effect. It is possible to develop a cocaine addiction that leads to serious impacts on your health and life. Northern Illinois Recovery Center can help individuals learn more about the drug, signs of […]

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3 Ways To Help Prevent Prescription Drug Addiction

Using prescription drugs is necessary even if they carry the risk of addiction. It’s important to carefully monitor use for those who need to use these drugs to control anxiety, pain, or depression. Opioids like Percocet, for example, can be necessary to allow pain relief, but too much or using them for too long can […]

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Recognizing Signs of Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant. As an illicit drug, no amount is safe to use. Anyone using it can develop intense symptoms of addiction, ranging from anger to paranoia. Our team is here to help. If your loved one (or you) are using crack or coke, it’s time to get help. At Northern Illinois […]

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Recognizing Signs of Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a type of opiate drug that causes a euphoric high. This drug is highly addictive in that it creates changes to the brain’s chemistry by triggering the pleasure center in the brain. Addiction occurs when cravings and withdrawal symptoms are present, but overdose is sometimes one of the first signs in some people. […]

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Downfalls of Drug Abuse

Long-term drug abuse can cause a wide range of physical and psychological problems. The downfalls of drug abuse often depend on the type of drug, the severity of the addiction, and how long the addiction has lasted. In addition, an overdose can cause severe side effects, which lead to terminal medical conditions or even fatality.  […]

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Withdrawal Programs – Why You Need Help to Stop Using

Withdrawal is a dangerous process for anyone with a chemical dependency. Though some people think they can stop using at any time, this is rarely the case. Rather, if your body and brain have become physically dependent on a drug, just stopping can be dangerous, and even life-threatening. That is why we offer a comprehensive […]

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