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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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Telehealth Rehab Services Are Sticking Around Post-Pandemic

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 15, 2021 Updated: June 28, 2021 One of the most important aspects of substance use disorder treatment is continuity of care. This means that there is no time when people are left without treatment or access to professional support. People may have barriers that make it…

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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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Benefits of Outpatient Rehab for Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 20, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Addiction is a serious condition that often requires professional treatment. Everybody who struggles with addiction or substance use has their own journey through the condition and their own needs when it comes to…

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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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Benefits of Having a Sober Summer Vacation

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 15, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 As the weather warms up and summer approaches, you probably want to start planning get-togethers and trips with friends. A lot of the time, summer plans might include food, fun–and alcohol. But if…

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Benefits of Separate Rehab for Men and Women

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 13, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Men and women face different pressures and challenges in recovery. They also use and metabolize drugs and alcohol differently. And while there are many common factors in people’s experiences with addiction and substance…

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What is the Definition of Sobriety?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 10, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 When you’re dealing with addiction, the definition of sobriety can seem confusing. Living a life of sobriety may seem out of reach when struggling with a substance use disorder (an addiction to drugs…