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Benefits of Rehab After DUI

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 1, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 Drinking and driving is illegal in all 50 states. If someone chooses to drink alcohol and get behind the wheel, they risk themselves and others’ safety. If stopped by police and issued a DUI, they can face serious legal troubles.…

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COVID and Alcohol Abuse

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 5, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 People with an alcohol use disorder are battling a chronic illness that impacts everything about their life. They may start by having a few drinks after work, then have the disease progress to the point where that person spends most…

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What Is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 24, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 Distracted drivers are shattering the lives of many people on roadways. The month of December is vital to reaffirm America’s commitment to reduce accidents resulting from impaired driving. The month is a time to spread awareness about the dangers of…

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4 Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Painkillers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 16, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 If you are suffering from an alcohol use disorder, the risk of abusing other substances is often high. Most people who binge drink also abuse prescription painkillers, such as opioids. Individuals often engage in polysubstance abuse to enhance the euphoric…

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The Dangers of Alcohol and Exercise

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 28, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 If you use alcohol regularly, then you may want to know more about the effects it can have on your well-being. Most people know about the dangers of alcohol addiction and the detrimental effects it has on your body. From…

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4 Ways Alcohol Impacts the Brain

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 15, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 Alcohol probably plays an oversized role in our lives. Most major events involve adult beverages in some fashion. For most people, those moments go by without any consequence. But not for everyone. Alcohol, for some, becomes an addiction, based on…

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4 Signs of Binge Drinking

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 11, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 While many may think that they are safe binge drinking, it can lead to serious consequences. Taking in large quantities of alcohol can lead to alcohol poisoning. Even for those who don’t overdose on alcohol, binge drinking brings many serious…

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5 Myths Surrounding Addiction Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 8, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 When battling substance use of any kind, it’s critical to seek addiction treatment for help. Many people struggle on in their addiction, often overdosing or ending up in a worse condition than before. There are many reasons why people don’t…

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What Is Substance Use Disorder?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 31, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 When discussing substance use disorder, substances like alcohol, hallucinogens, and opioids have separate classification descriptions. The use of these substances causes health problems or issues at home, school, or work. In this guide, we’re diving deeper into this definition, as…

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The Long-Term Effects of Alcohol

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 22, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 The consumption of alcohol is legal, and there is no harm when people consume alcohol in fair amounts. Some consumers even suggest that consuming a beer a day has some beneficial effects. However, not everyone realizes that there is a…