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The Symptoms and Timeline of Cocaine Withdrawal

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: July 24, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug. However, It might not be the type of drug that comes to mind when you hear the term withdrawals. Many people don’t realize that there are…

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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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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 an IOP Can Work For Your Schedule

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: July 12, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 Many people who struggle with addiction do not get the help they need to overcome it. Despite the negative consequences of their substance use disorder, people delay or forgo treatment for years. The…

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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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How to Get Back on Track After Getting a DUI

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 28, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Getting a DUI can impact your life in many ways. Being charged with driving under the influence can be embarrassing, traumatic, and impact the way others see you. You may face legal problems…

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Signs a Loved One Has a Cocaine Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 25, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Millions of Americans struggle with addiction or substance use disorder. Addiction affects every part of a person’s life, from their ability to function daily to their long-term mental and physical health. Addiction also…

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Benefits of Having a Sober Summer Vacation

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 15, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 As the weather warms up and summer approaches, you probably want to start planning get-togethers and trips with friends. A lot of the time, summer plans might include food, fun–and alcohol. But if…