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How Substance Abuse Harms Relationships

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 21, 2020 Updated: May 13, 2020 People with substance abuse problems put their health at risk. That much we know and would be alarming enough if that were the end of the story. But it’s not. Substance abuse cascades its pain over family and friends. To…

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Why Do I Need Alcohol Abuse Counseling?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 22, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 Why Do I Need Alcohol Abuse Counseling? Do you ever wonder “why do I need alcohol abuse counseling?” Have you ever found yourself wanting to control your drinking, but were unable to stop once you started? Do you regularly drink,…

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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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National Substance Abuse Prevention Month 2019: Important for Our Youth

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 1, 2019 Updated: October 28, 2019 As we enter the month of October, we prepare for National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. For those families who are struggling with addiction, this month offers hope. Many institutions will be promoting substance abuse prevention programs as well as providing…