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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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Klonopin vs Xanax

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 12, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 When it comes to treating anxiety, the decision may come down to Klonopin vs. Xanax. These are the two of the leading prescription medications for treating anxiety disorders in the short term. They…

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What to Expect in Dual Diagnosis Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 7, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Millions of Americans struggle with substance abuse and mental health issues. Each condition requires treatment, but when someone experiences both, treatment can be more challenging. Experiencing both mental illness and substance abuse is…

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3 Common Types of Addiction Counseling

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 31, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Working towards lifelong sobriety doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it is a process that requires support, vulnerability, and an investment of time and energy. When you struggle with addiction or substance use, finding the…

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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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Recognizing Depression in Women

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 30, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Life comes with many challenges, so feeling down sometimes is not out of the norm. However, when your feeling of melancholy, desperateness, despair, and emptiness persists for two weeks or more, they are likely signs of depression. Depression is a…

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Understanding Bipolar Disorder

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 25, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 When people think about bipolar disorder, they may imagine someone who swings wildly between extreme happiness and devastating sadness. But bipolar disease often presents differently than the images we get from TV or movies. The majority of people living with…

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Understanding PTSD

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 23, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 After going through a distressing event, people may have difficulty coping with their feelings about what happened. Usually, after some time and self-care, people feel better and can leave the past event. Sometimes, the traumatic event’s effects linger for months…

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Treatment Options for Substance Use and Mental Health Conditions

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 3, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Many people struggle with both substance abuse and mental health issues. When a person has both diagnoses, treating either issue can be more difficult. Figuring out which symptoms are caused by the mental health condition and which are a result…