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The Relationship Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 19, 2020 Updated: July 17, 2020 According to a report by the National Institute of Health (NIH), at least a third of teenagers who have been neglected or abused may develop a substance abuse disorder before they reach 18 years. Childhood trauma and addiction can cause…

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What Are the Dangers of Binge Drinking?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 17, 2020 Updated: July 17, 2020 If you have a habit of taking five or more drinks of alcohol within two hours or less, you’re a binge drinker. Alcohol and Public Health defines binge drinking as a drinking habit that increases alcohol concentration in an individual’s…

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The Link Between Stress and Relapse

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 15, 2020 Updated: July 17, 2020 Stress can lead to substance abuse. When the level of stress is high during recovery, a person is likely to experience a relapse. Controlling stress and devising a relapse prevention plan is essential in speeding up the recovery process. According…

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What Causes Addiction?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 28, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 According to the CDC, 67,367 people died from a drug overdose in 2018 in the United States. This significant number of deaths point to the crisis of addiction in the country. Addiction has long been a mystery to those who…

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Process of Detoxing From Alcohol

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 26, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 Detoxing from alcohol takes hard work and perseverance. Admitting you have an alcohol addiction problem is the first step in the healing process. As you move forward with detoxing from alcohol, you probably have questions about what to expect. It’s…

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Family And Overdose Risks

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 25, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 Living with drug addiction is a heartbreaking situation for people. One of the scariest things when dealing with addiction is the thought that you may overdose. There were 67,367 drug overdoses in 2018, according to the CDC. This significant number…

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Personality And Alcohol Dependence

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 19, 2020 Updated: May 27, 2020 Alcohol addiction is a growing problem for many people. About 88,000 people die each year from alcohol-related causes, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. When considering all the problems surrounding this issue, it’s critical to think…

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What to Expect at Your First AA Meeting

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 17, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 People have been attending AA meetings for several decades. This dynamic group was founded in 1935, and the meetings are widespread throughout the United States. The acronym AA stands for Alcoholics Anonymous, and it is designed to help people who…

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Choosing Successful Addiction Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 13, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 If you are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction problem, then it may feel like an uphill battle. Finding the path to sobriety is not always easy, but with the proper treatment, you can find that brighter tomorrow. But…