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Choosing a Drug Rehab Program

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 3, 2021 Updated: April 29, 2021 Millions of Americans struggle with substance use disorder every year. For many people who abuse substances, a drug addiction rehab program is crucial for their recovery. Many issues can lead someone to abuse substances, and it is important to find…

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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.…

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Getting the Most from Addiction Counseling

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 26, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 More than 10% of people in the United States deal with a substance abuse disorder each year. Addiction and substance abuse disorders can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, background, or education. The cause of addiction is unknown, which means…

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3 Benefits of Women-Only Rehab Programs

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 19, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 The most important part of choosing a rehab program is finding one that is supportive of your unique needs. Seeking treatment requires vulnerability. To be open and honest, you have to feel comfortable and safe in your surroundings. To get…

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Aftercare Options for Addiction Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 18, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Every year, about 2.5 million Americans seek help for substance abuse and addiction. Addiction is a complicated issue that requires individualized treatment. Many issues contribute to someone’s addiction, and everyone has different roles in the community to consider as they…

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What is Holistic Addiction Treatment?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 15, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Substance abuse and addiction are complex issues that can arise from various physical, emotional, and social factors. Each person has a unique journey through life and requires an individualized plan to address their wants and needs. As we understand more…

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How Xanax Addiction Develops

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 8, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Xanax is the most commonly-prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States. It is a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines—sometimes called benzos–are a class of drug that is thought to have a calming effect on the nerves in the brain and spinal cord by…

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3 Advantages of Men’s Only Rehab Programs

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 5, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Men’s only rehab programs offer care specifically tailored to men struggling with addiction or substance abuse. While all rehab programs aim to help people overcome addiction, gender-specific treatment programs are different in approaching addiction treatment. Men and women face different…

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The Importance of Addiction Support Groups for Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: March 24, 2021 Updated: April 22, 2021 When you reach a state of recovery from addiction, it may feel like no one understands what you’ve been through. The idea of talking with friends and loved ones about your experiences can seem daunting. How can you expect friends…