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What Is Too Much Drinking?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 25, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 While it’s common for adults to consume several alcoholic drinks, you may wonder – what is too much drinking? Many alcohol users ask this question when they try to determine whether their habit is worsening. Some people may drink spirits,…

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Personality And Alcohol Dependence

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 19, 2020 Updated: May 27, 2020 Alcohol addiction is a growing problem for many people. About 88,000 people die each year from alcohol-related causes, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. When considering all the problems surrounding this issue, it’s critical to think…

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What to Expect at Your First AA Meeting

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 17, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 People have been attending AA meetings for several decades. This dynamic group was founded in 1935, and the meetings are widespread throughout the United States. The acronym AA stands for Alcoholics Anonymous, and it is designed to help people who…

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What You Need to Know About Alcohol-Related Stigma

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 31, 2020 Updated: May 13, 2020 Alcohol is the third leading cause of lifestyle-related deaths in the United States, after tobacco and poor diet. An estimated 88,000 people die every year due to alcohol-related disorders. Alcoholics often face stigma through negative judgment and exclusion. Besides, the…

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What Are the Alcoholism Effects on Varying Ages?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 27, 2020 Updated: May 13, 2020 Everyone knows that drinking excess alcohol is harmful to the body. But what many still debate on is – how much is excess? There is always a vast gray area regarding alcoholism effects on varying ages or different medical conditions.…

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Overcome the Stages of Alcoholism in Rehab

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 17, 2020 Updated: May 13, 2020 Alcohol is the most readily available substance in the world, and an estimated 86.3% of people aged 18 and above consume alcohol at some point in their lives. Therefore, it’s vital to understand the stages of alcoholism so that you…

Binge Drinking and Women Health Complications

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 8, 2020 Updated: May 11, 2021 The consumption of more than five drinks in two hours is what’s known as binge drinking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the impact of binge drinking on criminal justice, workplace productivity, and healthcare hit $249…

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Depression and Alcoholism

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 6, 2020 Updated: May 13, 2020 Depression and alcoholism are not a welcome combination. Sadly, one can easily lead to the other. People experiencing depression look for relief where they can find it, and it sometimes leads them down the road to excessive use of alcohol.…

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Is My Loved One An Alcoholic? How to Manage Alcoholism

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 5, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 Are you continually wondering – is my loved one an alcoholic? When all you have to deal with are lies, constant arguments, dozens of empty bottles, and aggressive behaviors due to a loved one’s drinking habit, you should seek immediate…