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A Look at the Alcohol Detox Process

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 15, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Drinking alcohol continuously for a period of weeks or months can lead to physical dependence. Stopping or cutting back on the amount of alcohol you consume may result in uncomfortable or dangerous symptoms.…

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The Difference Between Alcohol Dependence and Alcohol Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 21, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 Some might not realize that there’s a difference between alcohol dependence and alcohol addiction. It isn’t uncommon to see these terms used interchangeably, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t differences. However, alcohol addiction is the beginning stage of alcohol dependence.…

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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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Steps of Alcohol Detox

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 14, 2020 Updated: February 3, 2020 Detoxing from alcohol is the first step in your recovery from addiction. Detoxing is the body’s natural process of removing the toxins while healing. Although detox is necessary, it can also be dangerous. If you have been drinking excessively for…