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What Is First Night?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 27, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 The First Night is a new cultural and artistic celebration that more Americans partake in on New Year’s Eve. If you are grappling with a substance use disorder, Northern Illinois Recovery can help you commit to your recovery journey during…

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3 Sober New Year’s Eve Ideas

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 20, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 For many people in the US, the notion of marking new years without getting intoxicated, especially with alcohol, can seem impossible. However, you should try to maintain your sobriety if you are in the process of overcoming a substance use…

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How to Enjoy Sober Holidays

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 6, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 Stress increases during the holidays, especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas. As a result, it becomes challenging for individuals battling substance abuse and mental health-related issues to cope. Family members can be a source of emotional pain. Since the holidays are…

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4 Common Holiday Addiction Triggers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 5, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 Holidays are joyous moments everyone uses to spend time with loved ones in a resort starring at the beautiful countrysides and thick forests or sunbathing on the sandy beaches. It is also a moment of family get-together where you can…

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How to Maintain Your Sobriety During the Holiday Season

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 2, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 Every December, many American families get together and make merry. It is a month of glad tidings, and alcohol is often part of having fun. However, if you are in recovery from substance abuse, the holiday season can be difficult…

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3 Ways to Enjoy a Sober Thanksgiving

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 6, 2020 Updated: November 3, 2020 The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Turkey and cranberry sauce. Football. Thanksgiving in the United States is made up of traditions. But some of those traditions can cause stress and strain for people in recovery. These events can challenge your commitment…

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How To Have a Sober Halloween

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 15, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 Halloween celebrations provide an opportunity and the freedom to have fun. Many people choose to let loose during this time. It is in the spirit of the celebration since people explore their dark sides during Halloween. For someone who is…

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Sober Holidays Can Be Fun

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 30, 2019 Updated: January 22, 2020 For people with addiction issues, having sober holidays may not seem realistic. But you can overcome addiction and have a sober holiday season when you get the right help and support. We understand that it’s not easy to reach out…