man dealing with alcohol addiction

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…

A woman holds xanax and alcohol and wonders about the effects

Xanax And Alcohol

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 13, 2020 Updated: February 4, 2020 Mixing Xanax and alcohol can cause dangerous side effects and long-term health problems. If you are addicted to both substances, you may be at risk of severe medical issues. Read below to find out more about the dangers of alcohol…

Man asking whether alcohol can make ptsd symptoms worse

Can Alcohol Use Make PTSD Symptoms Worse?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 15, 2019 Updated: January 20, 2020 PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is often accompanied by feelings of helplessness, suicidal thoughts, depression, self-harm, and anxiety. Those symptoms occur as a result of a variety of traumatic experiences ranging from emotional, physical, verbal, mental, or sexual abuse, to surviving…