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How To Fight Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 21, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 How to Fight An Addiction Once you form an addiction, you may find that it is extremely difficult to stop. In fact, you may have attempted to quit using drugs or alcohol only to find yourself back at it. One…

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Signs of Codependency

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 20, 2020 Updated: February 25, 2020 Signs of Codependency Living with someone who has an addiction to drugs or alcohol is never easy. Regardless of how many times you have tried to make it work, you may find yourself ignoring your needs so that you can…

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Codependency Traits

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 19, 2020 Updated: February 17, 2021 When you have a loved one or friend battling an addiction, you can develop codependency traits. Codependency can make it difficult to balance your needs with your friend or loved one’s needs, especially when it comes to setting healthy boundaries.…

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Substance Abuse Assessment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 14, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 Substance Abuse Assessment As addiction progresses, it becomes obvious that a user has a problem. However, it may not always be obvious to the user or the people around them. For this reason, a substance abuse assessment is a valuable…

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Substance Use Disorder Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 31, 2020 Updated: June 29, 2020 Northern Illinois Recovery Center offers substance abuse disorder treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. We provide comprehensive detox, rehab, and aftercare to help you through every stage of recovery. Our licensed therapists combine evidence-based and holistic therapy that addresses both…

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Is Alcoholism a Disease?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 27, 2020 Updated: February 2, 2022 Is alcoholism a disease? The research suggests so. Let’s take a closer look below. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, alcoholism is a chronic disease that has an impact on various parts and functions of the brain. Long-term…

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Steps of Alcohol Detox

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 14, 2020 Updated: August 24, 2021 Deciding to get treatment for alcohol abuse is a key first step in healing from the disease of addiction. However, for many people, the next stage is detoxing. A natural process, detoxing is the body’s natural process of removing toxins…

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Xanax And Alcohol

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 13, 2020 Updated: February 4, 2020 Mixing Xanax and alcohol can cause dangerous side effects and long-term health problems. If you are addicted to both substances, you may be at risk of severe medical issues. Read below to find out more about the dangers of alcohol…

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Recognizing Alcoholism Signs

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 5, 2020 Updated: February 4, 2020 There are numerous warning alcoholism signs that may indicate that you have a problem with drinking. Recognizing alcoholism signs may be difficult. However, some signs are apparent. In fact, your friends or family may detect that something is wrong before…

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Defining Rehab Counseling

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 4, 2020 Updated: February 4, 2020 Defining rehab counseling as a form of therapy designed to guide someone as they transition from addiction to recovery.   Rehab counselors work with clients who have an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Once a person gets out of detox,…