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Structured Sober Living Can Keep Your Recovery On Track

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 17, 2021 Updated: June 28, 2021 For many people living with addiction, rehab offers the chance to learn the skills needed to live life without using drugs or drinking. The structured environment of rehab allows people to practice sobriety in a safe, comfortable setting with the…

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What to Expect in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 10, 2021 Updated: June 28, 2021 Over time, addiction specialists have understood better the ways addiction forms and how it affects people’s lives. This greater understanding has allowed them to change how they treat addiction and focus on therapies that offer people the best chance at…

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How Trauma Can Fuel Addictive Behavior

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 7, 2021 Updated: June 28, 2021 Addiction is a complex issue, and no two people have the same journey through it. Many biological and environmental factors contribute to the development of addiction. Research suggests that trauma is closely linked to addiction. Addiction specialists know that people…

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What to Look for in a Holistic Treatment Program

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 22, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Because everyone’s journey with addiction is different, addiction treatment must also be flexible and adaptable. Treatment can not just end with physical detox. Instead, it must include elements designed to help people understand…

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What Treatment for Depression Can Look Like

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 10, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness in the United States. Millions of adults will experience a period of depression in any given year. One of the best tools…

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A Look at the Dual Diagnosis Treatment Process

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: May 8, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Mental illness and addiction are common issues in the United States. Both require treatment and supportive care so that people can live healthy, productive lives. People living with a dual diagnosis of mental…

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What is Holistic Addiction Treatment?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 15, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Substance abuse and addiction are complex issues that can arise from various physical, emotional, and social factors. Each person has a unique journey through life and requires an individualized plan to address their wants and needs. As we understand more…

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Inpatient Treatment For Bipolar Disorder

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 26, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 Bipolar disorder is a complex mental health disorder involving manic highs and depressive symptoms. Without treatment, it can be hard to manage. Once treatment is in place, it becomes more manageable. To get to that point, some people benefit from…

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Getting Help For Addiction And Mental Health

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 12, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 Dual diagnosis occurs when a mental health disorder and addiction are present. One may cause the other. To improve addiction recovery, mental health disorders need treatment as well and at the same time. This type of treatment program can help…

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What Is Holistic Treatment?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 26, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 Substance use disorder is a complex disease, and, unfortunately, developing it can be easy for an individual to do. Overcoming the disease is a challenge because addiction affects so many aspects of our lives. Gone are the days when medical…