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The Benefits of Individual Therapy

An individual therapy program is a form of treatment where an expert helps a single person handle personal problems they’re experiencing. It’s also called talk therapy and can be useful in controlling symptoms that may influence your well-being. Read on for more information about the benefits of individual therapy and how Northern Illinois Recovery Center…

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The Relationship Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

According to a report by the National Institute of Health (NIH), at least a third of teenagers who have been neglected or abused may develop a substance abuse disorder before they reach 18 years. Childhood trauma and addiction can cause a range of problems to the victim, so seek professional help by enrolling in a…

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What Are the Dangers of Binge Drinking?

If you have a habit of taking five or more drinks of alcohol within two hours or less, you’re a binge drinker. Alcohol and Public Health defines binge drinking as a drinking habit that increases alcohol concentration in an individual’s body system exceeding the legal limit of 0.08g/dl. Although people binge for fun or sometimes…

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The Link Between Stress and Relapse

Stress can lead to substance abuse. When the level of stress is high during recovery, a person is likely to experience a relapse. Controlling stress and devising a relapse prevention plan is essential in speeding up the recovery process. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), stress can increase the sensitivity to triggers.…

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Effective Stress Management Techniques

Stress is among the unavoidable everyday situations that trail your daily life. It’s challenging to establish how many Americans have the condition because almost everyone has experienced stress at some point in life. However, it would help if you had stress management techniques to complete such experiences successfully. Northern Illinois Recovery Center can walk individuals…