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The Connection Between Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 10, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 In the past, many referred to bipolar disorder as manic depression. This disorder is marked by intense and sudden shifts in behavior, energy levels, and mood. Some believed that drug and alcohol addiction recovery should address severe mental conditions such…

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What is Mental Health Awareness Week?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 1, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 People need to know that mental disorders are just a disease like any other. Mental Health Awareness Week seeks to fulfill this objective alongside others. During this period, people engage in activities that aim towards improving the understanding of mental…