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Tips for Having a Sober Independence Day Celebration

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: July 1, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 Independence Day is one of the highlights of summer. It means fun in the sun, backyard BBQs, fireworks, and friends. For people in recovery, it might also be a little stressful. As you…

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How to Get Back on Track After Getting a DUI

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 28, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Getting a DUI can impact your life in many ways. Being charged with driving under the influence can be embarrassing, traumatic, and impact the way others see you. You may face legal problems…

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Finding an Alcohol Rehab Near You

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 17, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Alcohol addiction negatively impacts a person’s physical, mental, and social health. It also affects their family and community. Overcoming addiction to alcohol can be challenging since drinking is part of our culture. Advertisements,…

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Can Alcohol Use Make PTSD Symptoms Worse?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 8, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is often accompanied by feelings of helplessness, suicidal thoughts, depression, self-harm, and anxiety. Those symptoms occur due to various traumatic experiences ranging from emotional, physical, verbal, mental, or sexual…

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What Is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 1, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction is a common substance use disorder. In the past, alcoholic and alcoholism were used to refer to what treatment professionals now call alcohol use disorder. Like an addiction,…

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Types of Rehab Centers for Alcohol Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 20, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Alcohol addiction is common in the United States. Research suggests millions of American adults have an alcohol use disorder. Left untreated, this disorder will often get worse. People with alcohol use disorders can…

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A Look at the Alcohol Detox Process

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 15, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Drinking alcohol continuously for a period of weeks or months can lead to physical dependence. Stopping or cutting back on the amount of alcohol you consume may result in uncomfortable or dangerous symptoms.…

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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…