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How Your Environment Impacts Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 11, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 Addiction is a disease affecting families with roots diving deep into behavioral and mental issues, family history, genetics, relationships, and trauma. Researchers believe that a notable factor leading to addiction and the need for addiction treatment is a person’s environment.…

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What Are the Different Levels of Addiction Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 7, 2020 Updated: May 30, 2022 No two people have the same needs when trying to quit a substance like drugs or alcohol. That means that, when entering rehab, they must have the correct treatment designation. Assigning patients to the right level of addiction treatment ensures…

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4 Benefits of Following a 12 Step Program

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 23, 2020 Updated: October 29, 2020 Patients have access to many addiction treatment options. Twelve-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) rank high in popularity. A 12 step program helps patients build a peer support system. In doing so, they can continue moving…

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What Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 7, 2020 Updated: September 1, 2020 September is an important month for babies and children affected with fetal alcohol syndrome. On September 9th, 2020, once again, people will recognize and observe this day to bring awareness to those born with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). All around…

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Recovery Month

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 2, 2020 Updated: August 11, 2021 With September here, people all across the country will be taking some time to recognize National Recovery Month. This special month honors those who are in drug addiction recovery or alcohol addiction recovery. It is also a time to uplift…

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What Role Do Alcohol Treatment Centers in Illinois Play in Your Recovery?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 26, 2020 Updated: August 5, 2020 Once you decide that you are ready to do something about your addiction, It is time to get professional help. Alcohol treatment centers in Illinois can play an integral part in your recovery. When you get the help you need…

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Millennials and Alcohol

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 25, 2020 Updated: August 5, 2020 Are Millennials drinking less than previous generations? Current trends with Millennials and alcohol suggest that, while Millennials haven’t given up alcohol, they are finding new ways to drink less. The decrease in alcohol consumption may be due to a wide…

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3 Types of Treatment for Heroin Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 21, 2020 Updated: September 29, 2020 Dealing with heroin addiction is an uphill battle. Heroin is one of the most addictive controlled substances. It produces severe withdrawal symptoms, cravings, mental disorders, and health problems. Recovery requires extensive treatment for heroin addiction, as well as ongoing support…

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Treatment for Alcohol Addiction: What Options Are Available?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 14, 2020 Updated: September 29, 2020 If you are struggling with alcohol addiction, there are several options for getting professional help. Treatment for alcohol addiction may include detox, rehab, and aftercare programs. You can participate in outpatient treatment programs and engage in therapy in individual, family,…