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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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3 Ways Stress Leads to Alcoholism

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 20, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 People often experience stress when there is a gap between resources and demands. Stress can come from work, relationships, and personal circumstances. To help deal with the negative feelings stress produces, individuals can turn to alcohol. The initial positive feelings…

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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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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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Treatment for Alcohol Addiction: What Options Are Available?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 14, 2020 Updated: September 29, 2020 If you are struggling with alcohol addiction, there are several options for getting professional help. Treatment for alcohol addiction may include detox, rehab, and aftercare programs. You can participate in outpatient treatment programs and engage in therapy in individual, family,…

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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…

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Biological Effects Of Alcoholism

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 10, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 The United States has an increasingly large number of people struggling with alcohol addiction. However, although most of us are familiar with the opioid epidemic, many are not aware of the alcohol epidemic. Alcohol has many consequences that harm people,…