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Support System For Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 11, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 When anyone attempts to quit using drugs, it is critical to have a solid support system for recovery. Support is vital for ensuring you have a better chance of staying the course when it comes to healing. You are less…

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Common Addiction Triggers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 9, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 Drug addiction is a challenging struggle to overcome. It’s especially difficult to keep away from substance abuse for the long term. According to a study, there are approximately 31.9 million people who have uses an illicit drug within the past…

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How to Support a Recovering Loved One to Overcome Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 23, 2020 Updated: May 13, 2020 Are you unsure of how to support a recovering loved one conquer addiction? Well, you’re not alone. A mental health condition affects everyone in the family and even friends. Many people think that once the rehab detox and addiction treatment…

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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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Sober Holidays Can Be Fun

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 30, 2019 Updated: January 22, 2020 For people with addiction issues, having sober holidays may not seem realistic. But you can overcome addiction and have a sober holiday season when you get the right help and support. We understand that it’s not easy to reach out…

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Signs Of Alcoholism

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 26, 2019 Updated: January 20, 2020 Alcohol use disorder is a medical condition that can be diagnosed by a mental health professional or physician. In many cases, you might notice signs of alcoholism long before your loved one visits a doctor. Using criteria found in the Diagnostic and…

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Types of Addiction That May Impact You

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 17, 2019 Updated: January 21, 2020 Addiction is not a single problem. Instead, it is a multifaceted disease that varies depending on what substance you take and the effects it has on your body. Therefore, you must understand the types of addiction and how they affect…