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Getting Help For Addiction And Mental Health

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 12, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 Dual diagnosis occurs when a mental health disorder and addiction are present. One may cause the other. To improve addiction recovery, mental health disorders need treatment as well and at the same time. This type of treatment program can help…

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Types of Counseling For Mental Health

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 11, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 Mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder are complex. When present, they change behaviors and limit the quality of life. However, counseling can be effective. At Northern Illinois Recovery, we offer a range of options,…

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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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4 Common Co-Occurring Disorders That Require Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 9, 2020 Updated: October 28, 2020 Co-occurring disorders are common among people who are struggling with substance abuse. Many people who have substance use disorder also have a mental health condition. It works both ways, meaning people who have mental health disorders often abuse substances too.…

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Do I Have Bipolar Disorder?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 29, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020 Do I have bipolar disorder? Find the answer to the question by reading our latest article below.  One of the defining characteristics of the condition known as bipolar disorder is drastic mood swings that fluctuate between euphoria and depression. These…