a group learns about holistic addiction treatment

What is Holistic Addiction Treatment?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 15, 2021 Updated: April 1, 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…

woman considers how isolation effects her mental health

3 Ways Isolation Can Impact Mental Health

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 19, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 Most people thrive when around others. That increases a person’s ability to interact, share thoughts, and express feelings. It also helps make life a bit more enjoyable. When isolation happens, especially during conditions like a pandemic, that becomes very hard…

woman learns about the benefits of outpatient treatment

4 Benefits of Outpatient Treatment Program

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 10, 2021 Updated: April 9, 2021 The goal of addiction treatment is to effectively change behaviors to prevent drug or alcohol’s continued use. In nearly every case, this starts with a consultation and assessment. For some people, outpatient therapy is the right first step. It may…

Teenager Beating The Winter Blues

Beating The Winter Blues

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 5, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 The dark skies, fewer things to do, and the holidays’ passing can make the winter blues a big part of daily life for some people. Seasonal affective disorder is a condition that impacts the quality of life and mental well-being…

Sister Supporting Family Member In Addiction Treatment

How Your Family Can Impact Your Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 27, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 If you are trying to recover from a substance abuse disorder, one of the most important parts of your recovery process will be your family. Addiction is a serious issue. Its impact does not stop at the individual patient. It…

Women Hiking To Remain Sober During COVID-19

How to Stay Sober in a Crisis

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 22, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 The pandemic and subsequent rules related to social distancing may trigger feelings of anxiety and depression. This is difficult for everyone dealing with the crisis. However, those with substance use disorders face even greater challenges. At Northern Illinois Recovery Center,…

Woman Experiencing Pink Cloud of Addiction Recovery

What is the Pink Cloud Experience?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 18, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 There are a lot of people who suffer from substance abuse issues. If you are someone you know is having trouble recovering from a substance abuse disorder, please know that you are not alone. The vast majority of all opioid-related…

Grandmother Supporting Granddaughter Through Stages of Addiction Recovery

The Stages of Addiction Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 7, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 Addiction recovery is a long process. It begins when something motivates the addict to change and ends when the individual has regained their financial, physical, emotional, and relationship health and positively changed their behavior. Two University of Rhode Island psychologists,…

Young People Attending Sober Living Program

5 Benefits of a Sober Living Program

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 1, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 When you complete an addiction treatment program, you’ll be faced with questions. Do you have a place to live? Is it drug-free? Will you be exposed to too much “real life” before you’re ready to manage those situations effectively? Sober living…