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What is Alcoholic Dementia?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 3, 2020 Updated: June 30, 2020 Have you ever heard the term, “alcoholic dementia?” You may wonder, “What is alcoholic dementia? Does it affect me?” Alcoholic dementia is a brain disorder that develops as a result of long-term excessive drinking. While dementia can affect many areas…

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Sober Holidays Can Be Fun

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 30, 2019 Updated: January 22, 2020 For people with addiction issues, having sober holidays may not seem realistic. But you can overcome addiction and have a sober holiday season when you get the right help and support. We understand that it’s not easy to reach out…

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Inpatient vs Outpatient: What’s the Difference?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 28, 2019 Updated: August 26, 2021 There are several ways to get help for addiction issues. When you need treatment, one of the things you’ll have to consider is inpatient vs. outpatient treatment. Which one is right for you will depend on several factors. The kind…

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Signs Of Alcoholism

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 26, 2019 Updated: January 20, 2020 Alcohol use disorder is a medical condition that can be diagnosed by a mental health professional or physician. In many cases, you might notice signs of alcoholism long before your loved one visits a doctor. Using criteria found in the Diagnostic and…

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Types of Addiction That May Impact You

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 17, 2019 Updated: January 21, 2020 Addiction is not a single problem. Instead, it is a multifaceted disease that varies depending on what substance you take and the effects it has on your body. Therefore, you must understand the types of addiction and how they affect…

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Alcoholic Dementia: How Alcohol Affects The Brain Over Time

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 14, 2019 Updated: January 21, 2020 Are you familiar with the term “wet brain?” This term is often used by medical personnel to describe the brain changes that happen in the brain of a person who abuses alcohol. However, alcoholic dementia is the current medically appropriate…

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Better Addiction Care

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 9, 2019 Updated: January 21, 2020 If you are looking for better addiction care, then start by seeking a reputable addiction treatment center in Chicago, Illinois. A center that provides the most comprehensive care and offers detox, rehab, and aftercare programs that guide you through every…

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Detoxing from Alcohol

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 2, 2019 Updated: January 22, 2020 Detoxing from alcohol is a necessary step in rehab. Detox gives you a chance to clean out your system, allowing your body to heal slowly. It is both a physical and mental process in which you experience withdrawal symptoms and…

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Alcoholism Signs You Might Miss

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 1, 2019 Updated: January 22, 2020 Do you think you would know if someone you love suffered from alcoholism? Would you recognize alcoholism signs in your own life? If your answer is “of course,” you’re not alone. Many people assume that the signs of alcoholism are…