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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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How Isolation Can Impact Alcoholism

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: March 5, 2021 Updated: April 22, 2021 Isolation can sneak up on a person, making it tough to stay in touch with loved ones, stay active, and maintain a healthy mindset. When times get stressful, we tend to become more worried about our health in general. Staying…

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The Impact of PTSD On Alcoholism

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 4, 2021 Updated: April 9, 2021 Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of mental health disorder. In it, a person experiences flashbacks, intense memories, and anxiety related to a past trauma. Some people use alcohol to manage these intrusive symptoms. Alcoholism can develop from this…

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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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Is Alcoholism a Disease?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 27, 2020 Updated: February 4, 2020 Is alcoholism a disease? The research suggests so. Let’s take a closer look below. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, alcoholism is a chronic disease that has an impact on various parts and functions of the brain. Long-term…

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Recognizing Alcoholism Signs

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 5, 2020 Updated: February 4, 2020 There are numerous warning alcoholism signs that may indicate that you have a problem with drinking. Recognizing alcoholism signs may be difficult. However, some signs are apparent. In fact, your friends or family may detect that something is wrong before…

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What is Alcoholic Dementia?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 3, 2020 Updated: June 30, 2020 Have you ever heard the term, “alcoholic dementia?” You may wonder, “What is alcoholic dementia? Does it affect me?” Alcoholic dementia is a brain disorder that develops as a result of long-term excessive drinking. While dementia can affect many areas…