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Commonly Abuse Prescription Painkillers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 12, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Many people receive prescription pain relievers at some point in their life. When used as directed under the supervision of medical professionals, most pain relievers are effective and safe. However, many prescription painkillers can be abused for recreational purposes. They…

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Prescription Opioids

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 10, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 Prescription Opioids People often need prescription drugs to treat physical or mental health problems. However, many people abuse prescription drugs, including opioids. Prescription opioids, which treat pain, often act as a gateway drug to other opioids like heroin. Between 21%…

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Role of Oxycodone in the Opioid Epidemic

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 17, 2019 Updated: January 10, 2022 What is the role of oxycodone in the Opioid Epidemic? Illinois, like all other states, is dealing with an opioid epidemic. From legal prescriptions to bootlegged supplies, opioids have overtaken U.S. society. Every community in the Land of Lincoln has…

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Oxycodone Addiction Rehab Center

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 24, 2019 Updated: February 2, 2022 Oxycodone is a painkiller and a high risk for addiction and dependence. Millions of people in the U.S. have an addiction to Oxycodone or a similar opioid. If you are addicted to Oxycodone, you can get help at an Oxycodone…