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Physical Side Effects of Alcohol Detox on the Body

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 12, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 Abusing alcohol can take a toll on your body, including high blood pressure, stroke, liver disease, and a higher risk of certain forms of cancer. Over time, drinking excessively can lead to physical dependence or addiction. Many people require treatment…

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Finding an Alcohol Rehab Near You

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 17, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Alcohol addiction negatively impacts a person’s physical, mental, and social health. It also affects their family and community. Overcoming addiction to alcohol can be challenging since drinking is part of our culture. Advertisements,…

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Can Alcohol Use Make PTSD Symptoms Worse?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 8, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is often accompanied by feelings of helplessness, suicidal thoughts, depression, self-harm, and anxiety. Those symptoms occur due to various traumatic experiences ranging from emotional, physical, verbal, mental, or sexual…

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What Is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 1, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction is a common substance use disorder. In the past, alcoholic and alcoholism were used to refer to what treatment professionals now call alcohol use disorder. Like an addiction,…

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A Look at the Alcohol Detox Process

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 15, 2021 Updated: September 2, 2021 Drinking alcohol continuously for a period of weeks or months can lead to physical dependence. Stopping or cutting back on the amount of alcohol you consume may result in uncomfortable or dangerous symptoms.…

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Benefits of Rehab After DUI

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 1, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Drinking and driving is illegal in all 50 states. If someone chooses to drink alcohol and get behind the wheel, they risk themselves and others’ safety. If stopped by police and issued a DUI, they can face serious legal troubles.…

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The Dangers of Alcohol and Exercise

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 28, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 If you use alcohol regularly, then you may want to know more about the effects it can have on your well-being. Most people know about the dangers of alcohol addiction and the detrimental effects it has on your body. From…

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4 Signs of Binge Drinking

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 11, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 While many may think that they are safe binge drinking, it can lead to serious consequences. Taking in large quantities of alcohol can lead to alcohol poisoning. Even for those who don’t overdose on alcohol, binge drinking brings many serious…

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What You Should Know About Self-Medicating With Alcohol

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 26, 2020 Updated: July 17, 2020 Overcoming addiction can be challenging for many people, which can be worse for those self-medicating with alcohol. If you find yourself in such a situation, it’s critical to seek the right treatment at a Northern Illinois rehab center to avoid…

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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…