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What Is Holistic Treatment?

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 professionals thought addiction only affected a person’s health. Today, medical professionals recognize that addiction affects…

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Is a 12 Step Program Right for Me?

The 12-step program seeks to help former alcoholics to remain sober as they recover. The program works through connecting alcoholics through a forum. In these forums, peer alcoholics can discuss their struggles and develop ways of supporting each other. The concept of the 12 steps has its roots in the notion that alcoholism is an…

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How to Stay Holistic After Treatment

Those who choose a holistic recovery option are placing focus on their overall well-being while simultaneously treating the physical symptoms of addiction. This type of wellness approach brings your body, mind, and spirit into alignment. That leads many to wonder how to continue this holistic approach after treatment concludes. About Holistic Addiction Treatment People start…

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How Your Environment Impacts Addiction

Addiction is a disease affecting families with roots diving deep into behavioral and mental issues, family history, genetics, relationships, and trauma. Researchers believe that a notable factor leading to addiction and the need for addiction treatment is a person’s environment. A person’s home, work, school atmosphere, and access to substances can affect their substance use…

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What Are Addiction Cravings?

When someone views addiction from the outside, it looks like a complicated and intricate condition. Even though there are many facets to this condition, addiction cravings have a lot to do with why individuals keep using substances. By understanding what cravings are, it’s possible to find ways to take steps toward recovery and relapse prevention.…

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What is Mental Health Awareness Week?

People need to know that mental disorders are just a disease like any other. Mental Health Awareness Week seeks to fulfill this objective alongside others. During this period, people engage in activities that aim towards improving the understanding of mental health. Learn more by visiting Northern Illinois Recovery Center. We offer mental health treatment services,…

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Do I Need an Aftercare Program?

Due to the severity of addictions, they require counseling, therapy, and medically-assisted detox. It’s critical for those in recovery to have continued access to an aftercare program for on-going maintenance. Alcohol use disorder or addiction affects millions of Americans. Even though the condition is widespread, it is very treatable. However, individuals need professional care to…

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5 Things to Include in Your Relapse Prevention Plan

When you are in recovery, relapsing is, unfortunately, always a possibility. A relapse is an ongoing process that is marked by warning signs. Having a relapse prevention plan enables you to identify and address these warning signs. This post will discuss relapse prevention, highlighting five things you need to include in your relapse prevention plan…