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4 Signs of Binge Drinking

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 11, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 While many may think that they are safe binge drinking, it can lead to serious consequences. Taking in large quantities of alcohol can lead to alcohol poisoning. Even for those who don’t overdose on alcohol, binge drinking brings many serious…

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5 Myths Surrounding Addiction Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 8, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 When battling substance use of any kind, it’s critical to seek addiction treatment for help. Many people struggle on in their addiction, often overdosing or ending up in a worse condition than before. There are many reasons why people don’t…

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What Is Substance Use Disorder?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 31, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 When discussing substance use disorder, substances like alcohol, hallucinogens, and opioids have separate classification descriptions. The use of these substances causes health problems or issues at home, school, or work. In this guide, we’re diving deeper into this definition, as…

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The Long-Term Effects of Alcohol

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 22, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 The consumption of alcohol is legal, and there is no harm when people consume alcohol in fair amounts. Some consumers even suggest that consuming a beer a day has some beneficial effects. However, not everyone realizes that there is a…

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The Difference Between Alcohol Dependence and Alcohol Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 21, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 Some might not realize that there’s a difference between alcohol dependence and alcohol addiction. It isn’t uncommon to see these terms used interchangeably, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t differences. However, alcohol addiction is the beginning stage of alcohol dependence.…

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What Role Do Alcohol Treatment Centers in Illinois Play in Your Recovery?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 26, 2020 Updated: August 5, 2020 Once you decide that you are ready to do something about your addiction, It is time to get professional help. Alcohol treatment centers in Illinois can play an integral part in your recovery. When you get the help you need…

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Millennials and Alcohol

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 25, 2020 Updated: August 5, 2020 Are Millennials drinking less than previous generations? Current trends with Millennials and alcohol suggest that, while Millennials haven’t given up alcohol, they are finding new ways to drink less. The decrease in alcohol consumption may be due to a wide…

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Alcohol Outpatient Treatment Centers

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 11, 2020 Updated: August 5, 2020 Not every addiction is unmanageable. Some individuals who have an addiction to alcohol may require some treatment or therapy, but not 24/7 supervision. For this reason, alcohol outpatient treatment centers are available in Northern Illinois Recovery Center. Outpatient treatment gives…

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What Are the Consequences of Drug and Alcohol Abuse?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 10, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 What defines drug and alcohol abuse is a person’s continual excessive use of these substances regardless of the consequences. Even when it is apparent that the user’s life, health, finances, job, and relationships are in decline, they have lost the…

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What You Should Know About Self-Medicating With Alcohol

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 26, 2020 Updated: July 17, 2020 Overcoming addiction can be challenging for many people, which can be worse for those self-medicating with alcohol. If you find yourself in such a situation, it’s critical to seek the right treatment at a Northern Illinois rehab center to avoid…