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What Is National Recovery Month?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 1, 2020 Updated: October 28, 2020 As we approach the month of September, it brings a special feeling for many people who are on the journey of addiction recovery. Every year, in September, people around the country commemorate National Recovery Month. If you are dealing with…

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Understanding Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 25, 2020 Updated: May 13, 2020 Suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol is bewildering. It’s been said that someone must hit bottom before they can truly embrace the challenge of recovery. If you or a loved one has reached that point, then it’s one…

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Substance Abuse Assessment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 14, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 Substance Abuse Assessment As addiction progresses, it becomes obvious that a user has a problem. However, it may not always be obvious to the user or the people around them. For this reason, a substance abuse assessment is a valuable…

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Stopping the Cycle of Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 22, 2019 Updated: July 15, 2019 In the United States, nearly 15 million adults struggle with a substance abuse disorder. The cycle of addiction can lead to damaged relationships, housing instability, and financial distress. Addiction can also cause significant physical and mental health problems. While you…