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Getting Help For Addiction And Mental Health

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 restore overall wellbeing, health, and quality of life. At Northern Illinois Recovery, we offer this…

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Types of Counseling For Mental Health

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, including individual and group therapy, family therapy, as well as common evidence-based treatments such as…

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The Impact of PTSD On Alcoholism

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 type of self-medicating strategy. If that occurs, treatment for both conditions is essential. At Northern…

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4 Common Co-Occurring Disorders That Require Treatment

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. People with any mental health condition may end up doing drugs. Having a mental health…

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Do I Have Bipolar Disorder?

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 mood swings, along with other symptoms, can affect a person’s mindset and behavior. Furthermore, they…