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How Easily Can You Become Addicted to Prescription Drugs?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 3, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 When you think about addiction, your mind might immediately jump to substances like cocaine and alcohol. It might surprise you to learn that addiction to prescription medications is actually more common–and can be…

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The Dangers of the Current Benzo Shortage

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 20, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 Periodically, the United States faces times when there is a drug shortage. The reasons could range from difficulty getting it from the manufacturer to a sudden flood of prescriptions that can’t keep up with the supply. Benzos have been on…

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The Long-Term Effects of Xanax

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 29, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 Xanax’s official name is Alprazolam. It is a prescription medication with a variety of uses. Xanax belongs to the class of drugs known as anxiolytics. This means it can treat symptoms of anxiety or panic disorders. In as much as…

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Painkiller Addiction Signs

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 24, 2020 Updated: August 5, 2020 Due to the stigma often associated with medication, painkiller addiction can be hidden in plain sight, making it difficult to diagnose or identify. The person using the painkillers may not realize how far their addiction has progressed. Family or friends…

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Prescription Drugs Definition

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 7, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 Prescription Drugs Definition Substance abuse disorders are common in the United States. Americans regularly abuse and misuse prescription drugs. In fact, 18 million Americans misuse prescription drugs annually. The prescription drugs definition isn’t complex: prescription medications include all substances that…

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Oxycodone Addiction Rehab Center

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 24, 2019 Updated: June 29, 2020 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 addiction…