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Can Alcohol Use Make PTSD Symptoms Worse?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 8, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is often accompanied by feelings of helplessness, suicidal thoughts, depression, self-harm, and anxiety. Those symptoms occur due to various traumatic experiences ranging from emotional, physical, verbal, mental, or sexual…

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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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Types of Rehab Centers for Alcohol Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 20, 2021 Updated: September 2, 2021 Alcohol addiction is common in the United States. Research suggests millions of American adults have an alcohol use disorder. Left untreated, this disorder will often get worse. People with alcohol use disorders can…

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A Look at the Alcohol Detox Process

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 15, 2021 Updated: September 2, 2021 Drinking alcohol continuously for a period of weeks or months can lead to physical dependence. Stopping or cutting back on the amount of alcohol you consume may result in uncomfortable or dangerous symptoms.…

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Benefits of Rehab After DUI

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 1, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Drinking and driving is illegal in all 50 states. If someone chooses to drink alcohol and get behind the wheel, they risk themselves and others’ safety. If stopped by police and issued a DUI, they can face serious legal troubles.…

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COVID and Alcohol Abuse

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 5, 2021 Updated: April 28, 2021 People with an alcohol use disorder are battling a chronic illness that impacts everything about their life. They may start by having a few drinks after work, then have the disease progress to the point where that person spends most…

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What Is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 24, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 Distracted drivers are shattering the lives of many people on roadways. The month of December is vital to reaffirm America’s commitment to reduce accidents resulting from impaired driving. The month is a time to spread awareness about the dangers of…

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4 Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Painkillers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 16, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2021 If you are suffering from an alcohol use disorder, the risk of abusing other substances is often high. Most people who binge drink also abuse prescription painkillers, such as opioids. Individuals often engage in polysubstance abuse to enhance the euphoric…

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The Dangers of Alcohol and Exercise

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 28, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 If you use alcohol regularly, then you may want to know more about the effects it can have on your well-being. Most people know about the dangers of alcohol addiction and the detrimental effects it has on your body. From…

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4 Ways Alcohol Impacts the Brain

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 15, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 Alcohol probably plays an oversized role in our lives. Most major events involve adult beverages in some fashion. For most people, those moments go by without any consequence. But not for everyone. Alcohol, for some, becomes an addiction, based on…