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3 Ways Isolation Can Impact Mental Health

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 to do. Mental health is impacted, leading to instances of anxiety or depression in some.…

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Beating The Winter Blues

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 wellbeing of many people during this time of the year. It doesn’t always require treatment but…

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How To Support A Loved One in Drug Rehab

If you have a loved one who is in recovery for a substance abuse disorder, then you may be wondering what you can do to help. First, keep in mind that your loved one is not alone. Synthetic narcotics are on the rise, and numbers that have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control…

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3 Reasons To Go To Drug Rehab

Drug and alcohol dependence can dramatically alter your life in a profoundly negative way. One of the worst parts of dependence is that it ensures that you will have a significantly more difficult time stopping substance abuse alone than if you had help; we cannot simply will ourselves out of an addiction. While we can…

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3 Types of Outpatient Rehab Programs

There are many approaches to treating substance use disorders. The most common ones are residential and outpatient rehab plans. If you choose to join a residential program in Northern Illinois Recovery, you will have to spend your time at our facility during the entire treatment period. However, with outpatient care, you have the chance to…

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What Is Trauma-Informed Care In Addiction Treatment?

Many factors may have contributed to the onset of your substance use disorder. While these illnesses are different for everyone, past trauma is one of the leading reasons for drug and alcohol abuse. Fortunately, the addiction treatment facility at Northern Illinois Recovery can help you overcome trauma and substance use disorders. The program seeks to…

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3 Sober New Year’s Eve Ideas

For many people in the US, the notion of marking new years without getting intoxicated, especially with alcohol, can seem impossible. However, you should try to maintain your sobriety if you are in the process of overcoming a substance use disorder. It is not easy to stay sober while you have a long night ahead…

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What Does Rehabilitation Mean In Addiction?

Substance use disorders are mental issues that require rehabilitation by therapists. Rehab is the process of helping an individual grappling with a substance use disorder to stop cravings, the use, and compulsive seeking of the addictive substance. In Northern Illinois Recovery, we can help you or your loved one access a customized treatment plan. The…

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How to Achieve Opioid Addiction Recovery

Opioids are strong prescription painkillers that have become an epidemic in the US. Opioid addiction often develops when you begin to increase the prescribed doses. Commonly abused medication in this category includes methadone, hydrocodone, oxycodone, tramadol, and fentanyl. Street heroin is an opioid that is widely abused too. If you are battling an opioid use…