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Benefits of Rehab After DUI

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 1, 2021 Updated: May 6, 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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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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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…

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What Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 7, 2020 Updated: September 1, 2020 September is an important month for babies and children affected with fetal alcohol syndrome. On September 9th, 2020, once again, people will recognize and observe this day to bring awareness to those born with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). All around…

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Help for Alcohol Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 7, 2020 Updated: September 29, 2020 Getting help for alcohol addiction is the first step in recovery. A person struggling with alcoholism may be resistant to getting professional treatment at first. They may try to hide their addiction, avoid necessary conversations, or resist intervention. Those that…

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Illinois Alcohol Rehab vs. Home Rehab: Which is Better?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 5, 2020 Updated: September 29, 2020 If you are thinking about quitting your alcohol addiction, then you have two main choices: professional Illinois alcohol rehab or home rehab. The type of rehab you choose ultimately depends on the extent and severity of your addiction. It also…

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Process of Detoxing From Alcohol

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 26, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 Detoxing from alcohol takes hard work and perseverance. Admitting you have an alcohol addiction problem is the first step in the healing process. As you move forward with detoxing from alcohol, you probably have questions about what to expect. It’s…

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Personality And Alcohol Dependence

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 19, 2020 Updated: May 27, 2020 Alcohol addiction is a growing problem for many people. About 88,000 people die each year from alcohol-related causes, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. When considering all the problems surrounding this issue, it’s critical to think…

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What to Expect at Your First AA Meeting

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 17, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 People have been attending AA meetings for several decades. This dynamic group was founded in 1935, and the meetings are widespread throughout the United States. The acronym AA stands for Alcoholics Anonymous, and it is designed to help people who…