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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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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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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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What Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 7, 2020 Updated: September 1, 2020 September is an important month for babies and children affected with fetal alcohol syndrome. On September 9th, 2020, once again, people will recognize and observe this day to bring awareness to those born with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). All around…

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Treatment for Alcohol Addiction: What Options Are Available?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 14, 2020 Updated: September 29, 2020 If you are struggling with alcohol addiction, there are several options for getting professional help. Treatment for alcohol addiction may include detox, rehab, and aftercare programs. You can participate in outpatient treatment programs and engage in therapy in individual, family,…