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Physical Side Effects of Alcohol Detox on the Body

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 12, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 Abusing alcohol can take a toll on your body, including high blood pressure, stroke, liver disease, and a higher risk of certain forms of cancer. Over time, drinking excessively can lead to physical dependence or addiction. Many people require treatment…

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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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Steps of Alcohol Detox

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 14, 2020 Updated: August 24, 2021 Deciding to get treatment for alcohol abuse is a key first step in healing from the disease of addiction. However, for many people, the next stage is detoxing. A natural process, detoxing is the body’s natural process of removing toxins…

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How to Ease Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 22, 2019 Updated: August 22, 2021 Alcohol addiction is one of the most common forms of substance use disorder. Because alcohol is widely available and frequently a part of social occasions and events, it can be challenging to not only see when alcohol abuse is happening…

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Withdrawal Management

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 19, 2019 Updated: August 27, 2021 When you become physically addicted to drugs or alcohol, the first step in the recovery process is completing a detox program. Detox programs offer withdrawal management services that decrease the severity and intensity of your symptoms, making it easier to…