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4 Common Holiday Addiction Triggers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 5, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 Holidays are joyous moments everyone uses to spend time with loved ones in a resort starring at the beautiful countrysides and thick forests or sunbathing on the sandy beaches. It is also a moment of family get-together where you can…

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The Importance of a Sleep Routine in Addiction Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 9, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 Getting a good night’s sleep is one of life’s pleasures. When you wake up feeling refreshed, the day starts with a promise. Having a good sleep routine is important for everyone. But it’s especially important to those in addiction recovery.…

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4 Benefits of Sober Living

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 29, 2020 Updated: October 29, 2020 There is more to recovery than completing a residential treatment program. Sober living is an excellent way of avoiding stressors at home and maintaining long-term sobriety. It offers an opportunity for living independently, but away from usual temptations and distractions…

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Do I Need an Aftercare Program?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 28, 2020 Updated: September 1, 2020 Due to the severity of addictions, they require counseling, therapy, and medically-assisted detox. It’s critical for those in recovery to have continued access to an aftercare program for on-going maintenance. Alcohol use disorder or addiction affects millions of Americans. Even…

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4 Benefits of Following a 12 Step Program

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 23, 2020 Updated: October 29, 2020 Patients have access to many addiction treatment options. Twelve-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) rank high in popularity. A 12 step program helps patients build a peer support system. In doing so, they can continue moving…

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5 Things to Include in Your Relapse Prevention Plan

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 22, 2020 Updated: October 29, 2020 When you are in recovery, relapsing is, unfortunately, always a possibility. A relapse is an ongoing process that is marked by warning signs. Having a relapse prevention plan enables you to identify and address these warning signs. This post will…

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5 Benefits of a Recovery Coaching Program

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 21, 2020 Updated: October 29, 2020 Addiction recovery is a complex process that affects both the emotional and physical aspects of a person. Medication can indeed help you cope with aspects such as physical dependence. The medication may even play a role in your psychological healing.…