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Benefits of Rehab After DUI

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 1, 2021 Updated: March 31, 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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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 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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What You Should Know About Self-Medicating With Alcohol

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 26, 2020 Updated: July 17, 2020 Overcoming addiction can be challenging for many people, which can be worse for those self-medicating with alcohol. If you find yourself in such a situation, it’s critical to seek the right treatment at a Northern Illinois rehab center to avoid…

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What Are the Dangers of Binge Drinking?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 17, 2020 Updated: July 17, 2020 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…

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Personality And Alcohol Dependence

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 19, 2020 Updated: May 27, 2020 Alcohol addiction is a growing problem for many people. About 88,000 people die each year from alcohol-related causes, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. When considering all the problems surrounding this issue, it’s critical to think…

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What to Expect at Your First AA Meeting

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 17, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 People have been attending AA meetings for several decades. This dynamic group was founded in 1935, and the meetings are widespread throughout the United States. The acronym AA stands for Alcoholics Anonymous, and it is designed to help people who…

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Biological Effects Of Alcoholism

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 10, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 The United States has an increasingly large number of people struggling with alcohol addiction. However, although most of us are familiar with the opioid epidemic, many are not aware of the alcohol epidemic. Alcohol has many consequences that harm people,…

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What You Need to Know About Alcohol-Related Stigma

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 31, 2020 Updated: May 13, 2020 Alcohol is the third leading cause of lifestyle-related deaths in the United States, after tobacco and poor diet. An estimated 88,000 people die every year due to alcohol-related disorders. Alcoholics often face stigma through negative judgment and exclusion. Besides, the…