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Insight Into the Risks of Alcohol Abuse

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 1, 2020 Updated: May 13, 2020 Alcohol abuse is one of the primary causes of avoidable deaths in the US. According to statistics, Oregon, Wyoming, Montana, and New Mexico are the states with the most alcohol-related deaths. Many people in the US often find themselves in…

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Addiction and Your Physical Health

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 4, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 Addiction and Your Physical Health: How Do They Relate to COVID-19 According to the experts, the people who are most vulnerable to COVID-19 are those with compromised immune systems. With that knowledge, it is critical to know how addiction and…

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Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: March 23, 2020 Updated: March 24, 2020 Even though alcohol is legal and widely accessible, roughly 15 million adults in the United States struggle with an alcohol abuse disorder. Alcoholism is a progressive disease that can cause liver damage, neurological issues, and mental health problems. Many times,…

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How Does AA Help?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: March 21, 2020 Updated: March 24, 2020 Abusing alcohol can lead to alcoholism, which can cause you to make drinking the biggest priority in your life. Alcoholism is progressive and chronic, which means that your symptoms will continue to get worse until you receive treatment. Peer-led support…

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Do You Have Problems Drinking?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 28, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 Problems Drinking When people have problems drinking, they often experience a wide range of issues that include medical conditions, strained relationships, financial struggles, and mental disorders. Alcoholism can also lead to accidents or health problems that end in fatality. Problems…

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Types of Individual Therapy

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 27, 2020 Updated: February 25, 2020 Types Of Individual Therapy Taking the step to get off drugs or alcohol is a monumental one. During the process of drug rehab, you will go through many stages and steps along the way. There are several treatment options that…

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What Is Individual Therapy?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 26, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 What is Individual Therapy? What is individual therapy? Individual therapy offers comprehensive one-on-one care for drug or alcohol addiction. Through individual therapy, a treatment specialist combines both evidence-based and holistic treatment that helps you identify the underlying causes of your…

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Psychotherapy vs. Counseling

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 25, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 Psychotherapy vs. Counseling When it comes to treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, people often use the term psychotherapy vs. counseling interchangeably. Although both disciplines have some similarities, they also differ in their approach. Knowing the difference can help clients…

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Outpatient Care Services

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 24, 2020 Updated: February 25, 2020 Outpatient Care Services Drug addiction is a rising problem in the United States. Thousands of people have been affected annually because of the drug epidemic. However, through treatment, people can begin the journey to healing and a happy future. Whether…