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4 Ways to Achieve Long Lasting Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 22, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 How can I achieve long-lasting recovery? This is a question asked by almost everyone who is on the road to recovery. While going to rehab is the first step to long-term recovery, you have to put in a lot of…

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Life In Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 21, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 If you are starting down the pathway to healing from drug addiction, then you may be wondering just what life in recovery may be like. You probably don’t know what to expect. It’s normal to feel a bit apprehensive about…

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Addiction Stigmas

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 16, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 When you battle with substance abuse, you not only deal with the pain of drug use but of addiction stigmas, as well. Stigma consists of the negative perceptions that people and society have about something. However, stigma is also an…

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Common Fears About Sobriety

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 15, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 Most people will know the drug crisis in the United States. However, if you are in the middle of a drug addiction problem, you probably know this as well as anyone. Maybe you’ve thought about quitting drugs, but you have…

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Support System For Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 11, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 When anyone attempts to quit using drugs, it is critical to have a solid support system for recovery. Support is vital for ensuring you have a better chance of staying the course when it comes to healing. You are less…

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Common Addiction Triggers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 9, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 Drug addiction is a challenging struggle to overcome. It’s especially difficult to keep away from substance abuse for the long term. According to a study, there are approximately 31.9 million people who have uses an illicit drug within the past…

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Prioritizing Your Recovery Goals

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 7, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 As you begin the journey to a brighter, sober tomorrow, it’s important to think about prioritizing your recovery goals. If you take the time to create and prioritize your goals now, then you won’t be overwhelmed by the many choices…

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Common Pitfalls In Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 5, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 If you are working on becoming sober, then it’s vital to understand the common pitfalls in recovery. This will be helpful for you to ensure your recovery is a success, and you stay on the pathway of healing. One myth…

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Warning Signs Of Relapse

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 3, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 Getting off drugs is a fantastic first step in your journey for a sober lifestyle and future. It takes a lot of perseverance and determination to come as far as you have, and you should be commended for it. Many…