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What to Expect in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 16, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 Addiction is a serious condition that takes a toll on the physical and emotional health of the people who live with it. It is a condition that can be treated but never cured. People who live with addiction require comprehensive,…

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What Makes a Holistic Recovery Center Stand Out

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 15, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 As people learn more about addiction and how it affects people’s lives, it has become clear that it is not simply a physical condition. Addiction affects the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. It causes physical damage, leads to strained…

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Making Your Addiction Counseling Work For You

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 14, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 Addiction affects about 1 in 10 people in the United States. It is a disease, but the causes and effects are not only physical. Mental health issues, trauma, or experiencing difficult emotions are all thought to contribute to the development…

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Structured Sober Living Can Keep Your Recovery On Track

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: July 17, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 For many people living with addiction, rehab offers the chance to learn the skills needed to live life without using drugs or drinking. The structured environment of rehab allows people to practice sobriety…

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What to Expect in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: July 10, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 Over time, addiction specialists have understood better the ways addiction forms and how it affects people’s lives. This greater understanding has allowed them to change how they treat addiction and focus on therapies…

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How Trauma Can Fuel Addictive Behavior

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: July 7, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 Addiction is a complex issue, and no two people have the same journey through it. Many biological and environmental factors contribute to the development of addiction. Research suggests that trauma is closely linked…

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What to Look for in a Holistic Treatment Program

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 22, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Because everyone’s journey with addiction is different, addiction treatment must also be flexible and adaptable. Treatment can not just end with physical detox. Instead, it must include elements designed to help people understand…

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What Treatment for Depression Can Look Like

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 10, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness in the United States. Millions of adults will experience a period of depression in any given year. One of the best tools…

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A Look at the Dual Diagnosis Treatment Process

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: May 8, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Mental illness and addiction are common issues in the United States. Both require treatment and supportive care so that people can live healthy, productive lives. People living with a dual diagnosis of mental…

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What is Holistic Addiction Treatment?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 15, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Substance abuse and addiction are complex issues that can arise from various physical, emotional, and social factors. Each person has a unique journey through life and requires an individualized plan to address their wants and needs. As we understand more…