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Benefits of Having a Sober Summer Vacation

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 15, 2021 Updated: May 27, 2021 As the weather warms up and summer approaches, you probably want to start planning get-togethers and trips with friends. A lot of the time, summer plans might include food, fun–and alcohol. But if…

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Making Sense of Sobriety

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 28, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 What is sobriety? According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the definition of sobriety is simply not being intoxicated. Furthermore, the manual explains that sobriety is more about the absence of drinking problems, not about abstinence.…

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3 Ways to Support Early Sobriety

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 28, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 The first months of sobriety can be challenging. For some time, their lives have been built around alcohol or other drugs. Now, that drug has been eliminated. The person may feel as if they are living a life that isn’t…

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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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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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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…

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What is the Definition of Sobriety?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: December 22, 2019 Updated: June 10, 2021 When you’re dealing with addiction, the definition of sobriety can seem confusing. Living a life of sobriety may seem out of reach when struggling with a substance use disorder (an addiction to drugs…