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What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 31, 2021 Updated: July 31, 2021 The abuse of opioids is an ongoing crisis in this country. Each day hundreds die from overdoses and related issues surrounding addiction. Treatment experts in the field are always looking for innovative strategies that will save lives. Medication-assisted therapy or…

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How Trauma Can Fuel Addictive Behavior

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: July 7, 2021 Updated: July 27, 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…

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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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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…

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Signs You Need Drug Addiction Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 5, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 With the drug addiction epidemic sweeping across the United States, many people find themselves in the middle of a seemingly hopeless situation. Therefore, increasing the crisis. If you are struggling with substance abuse,…

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3 Common Types of Addiction Counseling

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 31, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Working towards lifelong sobriety doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it is a process that requires support, vulnerability, and an investment of time and energy. When you struggle with addiction or substance use, finding the…

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What Treatment for Depression Can Look Like

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 10, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness in the United States. Millions of adults will experience a period of depression in any given year. One of the best tools…

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Recognizing Depression in Women

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 30, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Life comes with many challenges, so feeling down sometimes is not out of the norm. However, when your feeling of melancholy, desperateness, despair, and emptiness persists for two weeks or more, they are likely signs of depression. Depression is a…

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Making Sense of Sobriety

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 28, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 What is sobriety? According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the definition of sobriety is simply not being intoxicated. Furthermore, the manual explains that sobriety is more about the absence of drinking problems, not about abstinence.…