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Illinois’ Heroin Epidemic: What Caused It and How Do We Stop It?

If you’ve been following local news the past few years, it’s likely that you remember at some point seeing a story about the out-of-control heroin epidemic in Illinois. Articles have covered “the heroin epidemic in southern Illinois,” “heroin in northern Illinois,” and “the central Illinois heroin epidemic,” making this a...

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The Silent One by The Other Side

The Silent One

I finally met myself today. I didn’t like her at all, I actually hated her. She was a manipulative mood-swinging bitch. She was a taker who thought she was a giver. I knew it. She had great intentions, but no actions to back her up. She was demanding, impulsive, compulsive,...

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Is Sober Living Right for Me?

Sober homes are growing in popularity and essential for today’s society. With the opioid epidemic taking the lives of thousands in the U.S. each day, it is important that we are aware of our options. Addiction and alcoholism currently grips 23.5 million people in the U.S. Unfortunately only 10% of...

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To Thine Own Self be True by The Other Side

To Thine Own Self be True

Sometimes all we need is to hear the story of another to feel inspired to keep moving forward. Here is an inspirational poem by a fellow addict and how she came to begin her journey of recovery. There comes a time in everyone’s life, when the curtain goes up and...

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Understanding Alcoholism and Addiction

It can be difficult to understand why some people are seemingly capable of drinking alcohol recreationally without becoming addicted while others become fully dependent on alcohol without ability to stop. Many factors play a role in whether or not a person will become addicted. If you are concerned about you...

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The Ultimate Change in Recovery

Throughout our lives we have developed many habits, a mixture of good and not-so-good. Some of us have acquired more bad habits than we know what to do with. It’s not that we were bad people, we just made unhealthy choices that lead us into a downward spiral of unfortunate...

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