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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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Understanding Bipolar Disorder

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 25, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 When people think about bipolar disorder, they may imagine someone who swings wildly between extreme happiness and devastating sadness. But bipolar disease often presents differently than the images we get from TV or movies. The majority of people living with…

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Understanding PTSD

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 23, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 After going through a distressing event, people may have difficulty coping with their feelings about what happened. Usually, after some time and self-care, people feel better and can leave the past event. Sometimes, the traumatic event’s effects linger for months…

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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…