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Benefits of Rehab After DUI

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 1, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Drinking and driving is illegal in all 50 states. If someone chooses to drink alcohol and get behind the wheel, they risk themselves and others’ safety. If stopped by police and issued a DUI, they can face serious legal troubles.…

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How Isolation Can Impact Alcoholism

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: March 5, 2021 Updated: April 22, 2021 Isolation can sneak up on a person, making it tough to stay in touch with loved ones, stay active, and maintain a healthy mindset. When times get stressful, we tend to become more worried about our health in general. Staying…

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3 Ways Stress Leads to Alcoholism

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 20, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 People often experience stress when there is a gap between resources and demands. Stress can come from work, relationships, and personal circumstances. To help deal with the negative feelings stress produces, individuals can turn to alcohol. The initial positive feelings…

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4 Ways to Identify Alcohol Dependence

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 19, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 Alcohol dependence is not always easy to spot. Since light to moderate drinking is socially acceptable, people can overlook or dismiss warning signs. Recognizing the symptoms of alcohol addiction in one’s self can be even more challenging. This is especially…

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4 Myths About Addiction Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 12, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 Substance abuse is common in the United States, and many people fail to receive the treatment they need for recovery. In fact, millions of people typically need treatment each year. However, only a small percentage typically receive the care they…

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COVID and Alcohol Abuse

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 5, 2021 Updated: April 28, 2021 People with an alcohol use disorder are battling a chronic illness that impacts everything about their life. They may start by having a few drinks after work, then have the disease progress to the point where that person spends most…

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What Is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 24, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 Distracted drivers are shattering the lives of many people on roadways. The month of December is vital to reaffirm America’s commitment to reduce accidents resulting from impaired driving. The month is a time to spread awareness about the dangers of…

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The Dangers of Alcohol and Exercise

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 28, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 If you use alcohol regularly, then you may want to know more about the effects it can have on your well-being. Most people know about the dangers of alcohol addiction and the detrimental effects it has on your body. From…

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4 Ways Alcohol Impacts the Brain

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 15, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 Alcohol probably plays an oversized role in our lives. Most major events involve adult beverages in some fashion. For most people, those moments go by without any consequence. But not for everyone. Alcohol, for some, becomes an addiction, based on…

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4 Signs of Binge Drinking

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 11, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 While many may think that they are safe binge drinking, it can lead to serious consequences. Taking in large quantities of alcohol can lead to alcohol poisoning. Even for those who don’t overdose on alcohol, binge drinking brings many serious…