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Physical Side Effects of Drug Withdrawal

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 17, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 Addiction to drugs can take its toll on your physical, mental, and social health. Many people find that quitting can be so uncomfortable that they keep using drugs to avoid it. Withdrawal is what happens when someone stops taking a…

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How to Help a Loved One into a Heroin Rehab

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: July 19, 2021 Updated: July 27, 2021 It can be challenging to love someone who is addicted to heroin. You might worry for them, feel frustrated, or have periods of helplessness. Once you recognize that your loved one abuses heroin,…

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How to Get Back on Track After Getting a DUI

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 28, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Getting a DUI can impact your life in many ways. Being charged with driving under the influence can be embarrassing, traumatic, and impact the way others see you. You may face legal problems…

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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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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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Benefits of Separate Rehab for Men and Women

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 13, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Men and women face different pressures and challenges in recovery. They also use and metabolize drugs and alcohol differently. And while there are many common factors in people’s experiences with addiction and substance…

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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: June 10, 2021 Updated: June 29, 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…

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What to Expect in Dual Diagnosis Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 7, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Millions of Americans struggle with substance abuse and mental health issues. Each condition requires treatment, but when someone experiences both, treatment can be more challenging. Experiencing both mental illness and substance abuse is…