national recovery month

September is National Recovery Month: Here’s What You Can Do to Observe It

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Medically Reviewed By Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: September 21, 2021 Updated: September 21, 2021 September is National Recovery Month. In fact, every year brings a new theme and a new focus. Furthermore, 2021 explains that “recovery is for…

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How to Help a Loved One Into Residential Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 20, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 Addiction can wreak havoc on a person’s physical, emotional, and social health. People who live with addiction and those who love them suffer as the condition takes its toll. If you love someone who struggles with addiction, you might feel…

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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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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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3 Benefits of Entering Residential Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 11, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 When you are ready to start addiction treatment, you will have many choices to make. From where to receive treatment, whether to choose outpatient treatment or a residential treatment center and what kinds of therapies you’ll participate in, these decisions…

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What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 31, 2021 Updated: July 31, 2021 The abuse of opioids is an ongoing crisis in this country. Each day hundreds die from overdoses and related issues surrounding addiction. Treatment experts in the field are always looking for innovative strategies that will save lives. Medication-assisted therapy or…

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Opiate Withdrawal Timeline

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 29, 2021 Updated: July 29, 2021 When you stop taking opiates, you may experience a wide range of mild to severe withdrawal symptoms that include psychological stress and physical discomfort or pain. Withdrawal symptoms can last for several days, typically peaking from the fourth to the…

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The Symptoms and Timeline of Cocaine Withdrawal

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: July 24, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug. However, It might not be the type of drug that comes to mind when you hear the term withdrawals. Many people don’t realize that there are…