Dr. Beth Dunlap - Medical Director

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Licensed Physician and Surgeon Dr. Beth Dunlap, a board-certified addiction medicine and family medicine physician, and is the medical director at Northern Illinois Recovery Center. She is responsible for overseeing all the integrated medical services at both campuses. Beth completed medical school, residency, and fellowship at Northwestern University, where she continues to serve on the faculty as a member of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She has extensive experience in addiction medicine at all levels of care, and her clinical interests include integrated primary care and addiction medicine, harm reduction, and medication-assisted treatment.

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Benefits of Medication Maintenance in Addiction Treatment

Medication maintenance plays a vital role in addiction treatment, offering individuals the support they need to overcome substance abuse and achieve long-term recovery. Through the use of medication-assisted therapy (MAT), individuals receive prescribed medications that help manage cravings and withdrawal symptoms, making the recovery process more manageable.

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Tips for Staying Sober and Preventing Relapse in the Summertime

Summer can be a challenging time for individuals in recovery, but with the right strategies and support, it is possible to stay sober and enjoy all that the season has to offer. It’s important to discuss the importance of sobriety, the benefits of staying sober, the risks of substance abuse, strategies for maintaining sobriety, navigating social situations, coping mechanisms for cravings, and seeking professional help

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Recovery Words Matter: What We Can Do to Destigmatize Addiction

You know the feeling. That judgmental stare when someone finds out you’re in recovery. The assumptions made about what kind of person you must be. The hurtful labels used to describe you and your experience with addiction. It’s time we had an open and honest talk about the language surrounding substance use disorders. The words we choose can either heal or harm.

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