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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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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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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…

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The Difference Between Alcohol Dependence and Alcohol Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 21, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 Some might not realize that there’s a difference between alcohol dependence and alcohol addiction. It isn’t uncommon to see these terms used interchangeably, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t differences. However, alcohol addiction is the beginning stage of alcohol dependence.…

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What Role Do Alcohol Treatment Centers in Illinois Play in Your Recovery?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 26, 2020 Updated: August 5, 2020 Once you decide that you are ready to do something about your addiction, It is time to get professional help. Alcohol treatment centers in Illinois can play an integral part in your recovery. When you get the help you need…

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Millennials and Alcohol

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 25, 2020 Updated: August 5, 2020 Are Millennials drinking less than previous generations? Current trends with Millennials and alcohol suggest that, while Millennials haven’t given up alcohol, they are finding new ways to drink less. The decrease in alcohol consumption may be due to a wide…

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What Happens When You Get a DUI?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 13, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 What happens when you get a DUI? If you are pulled over and charged with a DUI in Illinois, you may face a wide range of penalties and consequences such as fines, imprisonment, license suspension, and community service. You may…

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Alcohol Outpatient Treatment Centers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 11, 2020 Updated: August 5, 2020 Not every addiction is unmanageable. Some individuals who have an addiction to alcohol may require some treatment or therapy, but not 24/7 supervision. For this reason, alcohol outpatient treatment centers are available in Northern Illinois Recovery Center. Outpatient treatment gives…