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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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Physical Side Effects of Drug Withdrawal

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 17, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 Addiction to drugs can take its toll on your physical, mental, and social health. Many people find that quitting can be so uncomfortable that they keep using drugs to avoid it. Withdrawal is what happens when someone stops taking a…

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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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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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Benefits of Outpatient Rehab for Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 20, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Addiction is a serious condition that often requires professional treatment. Everybody who struggles with addiction or substance use has their own journey through the condition and their own needs when it comes to…

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What is the Definition of Sobriety?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 10, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 When you’re dealing with addiction, the definition of sobriety can seem confusing. Living a life of sobriety may seem out of reach when struggling with a substance use disorder (an addiction to drugs…