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What is Recovery Coaching?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 20, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 People who struggle with addiction and complete a rehab program are at risk of future relapses. Aftercare and support are important aspects of recovery and maintaining sobriety. While someone might feel strong and committed to sobriety immediately after completing a…

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How to Begin Addiction Treatment After Relapse

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 29, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 Every individual goes on a unique journey during their addiction treatment. Some individuals can achieve sobriety in a short time frame, while it takes others years and several treatments to finally reach sobriety. If you have engaged in addiction treatment…

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How to Support A Loved One After a Drug Relapse

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 26, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 If you have a loved one who recently completed a substance abuse program, then you need to be ready for just about anything. It is not unusual for people who have recently completed a substance abuse program to believe that…

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3 Sober New Year’s Eve Ideas

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 20, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 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…

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4 Ways to Achieve Long Lasting Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 22, 2020 Updated: June 9, 2021 How can I achieve long-lasting recovery? This is a question asked by almost everyone who is on the road to recovery. While going to rehab is the first step to long-term recovery, you have to put in a lot of…

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The Different Types of Relapse Triggers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 14, 2020 Updated: November 3, 2020 Sobriety is a life-long commitment, with several ups and downs. Even after graduating from a rehab facility, you will face challenges in your recovery journey. Cravings are the primary challenge during recovery. While the desire to use drugs or alcohol…

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Getting the Most Out of an Aftercare Program

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 28, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 Recovering from an addiction is a long-term process that doesn’t end when you leave treatment. After leaving treatment, participating in aftercare is critical. These programs often include 12-step programs, counseling, outpatient care, and sober living. Participating in an aftercare program…

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How To Have a Sober Halloween

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 15, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 Halloween celebrations provide an opportunity and the freedom to have fun. Many people choose to let loose during this time. It is in the spirit of the celebration since people explore their dark sides during Halloween. For someone who is…

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Are You Struggling With Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 18, 2020 Updated: October 29, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic is adversely affecting every sector in the world. The pandemic is responsible for massive job losses across the globe and forcing healthcare systems to channel a lot of resources towards containing it. For the everyday person, coronavirus…