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Getting Help For Addiction And Mental Health

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 12, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 Dual diagnosis occurs when a mental health disorder and addiction are present. One may cause the other. To improve addiction recovery, mental health disorders need treatment as well and at the same time. This type of treatment program can help…

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What Is First Night?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 27, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 The First Night is a new cultural and artistic celebration that more Americans partake in on New Year’s Eve. If you are grappling with a substance use disorder, Northern Illinois Recovery can help you commit to your recovery journey during…

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How to Enjoy Sober Holidays

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 6, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 Stress increases during the holidays, especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas. As a result, it becomes challenging for individuals battling substance abuse and mental health-related issues to cope. Family members can be a source of emotional pain. Since the holidays are…

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4 Common Holiday Addiction Triggers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 5, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 Holidays are joyous moments everyone uses to spend time with loved ones in a resort starring at the beautiful countrysides and thick forests or sunbathing on the sandy beaches. It is also a moment of family get-together where you can…

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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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How COVID-19 Impacts Your Addiction Triggers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 17, 2020 Updated: October 29, 2020 Triggers can make it difficult to overcome an addiction. They make a person have an intense craving to relapse back to substance abuse. The COVID-19 pandemic necessitates that people social distance. In some cases, people have to go into complete…

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Common Addiction Triggers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 9, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 Drug addiction is a challenging struggle to overcome. It’s especially difficult to keep away from substance abuse for the long term. According to a study, there are approximately 31.9 million people who have uses an illicit drug within the past…

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Can Mindfulness Meditation Work For Addiction?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 23, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 Can Mindfulness Meditation Work For Addiction? When you struggle with addiction, treatment is crucial to find the path to healing. The key is developing a treatment plan with an experienced therapist who knows what will work best for you. From…

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How to Prevent a Panic Attack

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: March 9, 2020 Updated: March 24, 2020 Panic Disorder, which is a type of anxiety disorder, affects 2.7% of Americans and can cause severe panic attacks. When you struggle with a panic disorder, you may wonder how to prevent a panic attack. The simplest answer is that…

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How To Fight Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 21, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 How to Fight An Addiction Once you form an addiction, you may find that it is extremely difficult to stop. In fact, you may have attempted to quit using drugs or alcohol only to find yourself back at it. One…