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Structured Sober Living Can Keep Your Recovery On Track

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: July 17, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 For many people living with addiction, rehab offers the chance to learn the skills needed to live life without using drugs or drinking. The structured environment of rehab allows people to practice sobriety…

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Signs a Loved One Has a Cocaine Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 25, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Millions of Americans struggle with addiction or substance use disorder. Addiction affects every part of a person’s life, from their ability to function daily to their long-term mental and physical health. Addiction also…

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What to Look for in a Holistic Treatment Program

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 22, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Because everyone’s journey with addiction is different, addiction treatment must also be flexible and adaptable. Treatment can not just end with physical detox. Instead, it must include elements designed to help people understand…

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Finding an Alcohol Rehab Near You

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 17, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Alcohol addiction negatively impacts a person’s physical, mental, and social health. It also affects their family and community. Overcoming addiction to alcohol can be challenging since drinking is part of our culture. Advertisements,…

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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: June 29, 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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How Easily Can You Become Addicted to Prescription Drugs?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 3, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 When you think about addiction, your mind might immediately jump to substances like cocaine and alcohol. It might surprise you to learn that addiction to prescription medications is actually more common–and can be…

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What Is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 1, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction is a common substance use disorder. In the past, alcoholic and alcoholism were used to refer to what treatment professionals now call alcohol use disorder. Like an addiction,…

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3 Common Types of Addiction Counseling

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 31, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Working towards lifelong sobriety doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it is a process that requires support, vulnerability, and an investment of time and energy. When you struggle with addiction or substance use, finding the…

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Treatment Options for Opiate Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 25, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain from injuries, disease, or unidentified sources. Doctors often prescribe medications to help people manage their pain. Some of these medications, like morphine and codeine, are opiates…

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Seeking Treatment for Oxycodone Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 23, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Doctors frequently prescribe oxycodone to treat pain. Its most common brand names are Oxycontin, Percodan, and Percocet. Oxycodone is effective at relieving pain when used for a short period. However, oxycodone is an opioid and can be very addictive. Some…