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Understanding the Definition of Sobriety
For some people, the definition of sobriety might be not drinking too much or too often. It may simply involve not being drunk. But, like most things, it’s not always that black and white. Instead, while the definition can be individualized, it generally means being clean (detoxified) and sober (abstinent). However, in some cases, sobriety means managing addiction, as in medication-assisted treatment (MAT). This is where individuals manage the chronic disease of addiction through tightly administered medications that reduce cravings and mitigate withdrawal symptoms so individuals can control their lives.
When you want to enjoy the value of sober living and overcome an addiction, we can help you succeed. We designed our treatment programs to give you everything you need. That way, you can have the sober life you’re dreaming of and get back to the plans and goals you had for the future.
Our Treatment Programs Are Here for You
Northern Illinois Recovery can give you hope and help you move forward with the things that matter to you. We treat many types of substance abuse, and our location means you don’t have to go into the city to get treatment. Our extended care, 90-day program is affordable and provides you with a quality experience. We know how important it is to get treatment that feels good to you. Our treatment is simple and effective, so you have the chance to get everything you need in one place. Our programs include:
Our treatment programs provide you with the kind of help and hope you need to be successful in meeting the definition of sobriety. You can enjoy a sober life and have the quality experiences you want for your future. As you move through treatment, you have the chance to focus on a recovery that works for you. The plans and goals you had in the past are still there, waiting for you. The dreams you considered before addiction are always available to you. Don’t settle for less than a full recovery that meets the definition of sobriety. Then, you will get back the healthy life you deserve.
Discover How Northern Illinois Recovery Can Support You
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Yoga therapy
- Individual therapy
- Trauma therapy
Licensed Physician and Surgeon
Dr. Beth Dunlap, a board-certified addiction medicine and family medicine physician, and is the medical director at Northern Illinois Recovery Center. She is responsible for overseeing all the integrated medical services at both campuses. Beth completed medical school, residency, and fellowship at Northwestern University, where she continues to serve on the faculty as a member of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She has extensive experience in addiction medicine at all levels of care, and her clinical interests include integrated primary care and addiction medicine, harm reduction, and medication-assisted treatment.